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Hymn to the Bible
A rich and marvelous collection. Daring and un-prettified contents. The innovations that this book heaps upon us are manifold. The rhyming is sophisticated, delightful, but also demands contemplation and investigation,…
Vanished without trace. Every missing person announcement ends with that succinct phrase, possibly despairing, perhaps in acceptance of an event that has occurred outside the normal course of events. Like an actor at a rehearsal, Simon T. Lennox declaims the inevitable sequel, "as if the earth swallowed him up", and puts on the expression that all his wives perceived as an effective weapon because it camouflaged his real intentions perfectly. The earth swallows only the dead, Lennox doodles in his notebook, while human beings swallow themselves. He purposefully tears out the page, balls it and tosses it into the wastepaper basket. He'd have to tell his superior to give the case to another detective. He had no intention of killing…
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