key: read/unread/tried to read
weirdly read it without absorbing the plot it would seem. only remember the bit about the orange street lights (beautiful and haunting, think about it whenever im out walking at night) and the tiny betrayal bits...overall not a violent book.
before she met me
so violent but also so funny. probably the funniest. in an incredibly morbid black comedy fashion. think coldblooded.
staring at the sun
very un barnes in that its lacking the usual themes of twisting jabbing stabbing betrayal. funny in a barnes way. and simply lovely so far.
a history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters
talking it over
oh joy. stuart, gillian and oliver. fucked up. real. oozing betrayal.
letters from london
yippieyay. again. stuart, gillian and oliver. fucked up. real. oozing more betrayal.
something to declare
in the land of pain (translation)
the pedant in the kitchen
the lemon table
arthur & george
nothing to be frightened of
wouldve thought he wrote staring at the sun after talking it over/love, etc. after having got the betrayal after his system. i think he got the violence out with before she met me. then got zen. then something horrible happened...
ok its not that zen (staring at the sun) just realised its largely about suicide. hmm should i be worried that my brain interpreted that as zen. probably. but im not.