Exercises in Style

A twenty-something year old man with a long neck and a strange hat gets on the S bus at rush hour.  He angrily accuses someone nearby of “jostling” him every time someone gets off the bus, then he moves into an empty seat. Two hours later, the narrator observes the man in the Cour deContinue reading “Exercises in Style”

The Crime of Father Amaro

To my surprise, The Crime of Father Amaro has been one of my favorite reads so far this year.  Those familiar with the Mexican movie of the same name may be familiar with its general premise. But where the movie is somber, the book is oftentimes downright funny and fairly scathing in its judgments againstContinue reading “The Crime of Father Amaro”