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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Saturday, February 16, 2008

McSweeney's #25

Book #6 this year was McSweeney's #25.

Skipping the opportunity for a self congraulatory pat-on-the-back, issue #25 is vintage McSweeney's: interesting short stories packaged in beautiful binding. Highlights for me included: Connor Kilpatrick's "Yuri", Steven Millhauser's parable "The Tower", Chloe Hooper's "A Death in Custody" and Padgett Powell!!!!'s "No Empress Eyes".

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