Thursday, August 15, 2019

Check It Out

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Last night I started reading Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, a collection of stories by Ben Fountain.

So far, not just good, but excellent.

Here's an excerpt from the first story, "Near-Extinct Birds of the Central Cordillera":

"I'm not a spy," Blair answered in his wired, earnest way. "I'm an ornithologist. I study birds."

"However," Alberto continued, "if they wanted to send a spy, they wouldn't send somebody who looked like a spy. So the fact that you don't look like a spy makes me think you're a spy."

Blair considered. "And what if I did look like a spy?"

"Then I'd think you were a spy."

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