- On reading R.A. Lafferty
- December 7th, 10:16
I remember when reading meant sitting down with a book, perhaps a pen and some scratch paper for making notes or taking down new vocabulary words. But reading Lafferty is entirely different from all that. You had better have your hand picks, hard shovels and brushes at the ready and keep a few trays around for your dig finds. You are going to be underground most of the time. However you'll have the delightful pleasures of uncovering rare gems, of becoming an archivist of parallel realities, of learning the histories of finger bones and ancient eating utensils. Also, it wouldn't hurt to keep some cosmic bear spray and a well-lit hard hat as you tunnel into the ghost mines and giant shrew tunnels below.