It is rarely that I recommend a book sight-unseen, but this is the exception to the rule.

A couple days ago as we were having our usual Sunday afternoon chin-wag, the Mothe put me on to the fact that a new book by Charles Portis has come out.  Entitled Escape Velocity:  A Charles Portis Miscellany, it is a collection of articles, short stories, travelogues and other whatnot, very much of the same flavor (so I’m told) as his novels – offbeat, insightful, deadpan and at times insane.

Being easily seduced, I immediately scurried over to the devil’s website and bought my own copy.  You should, too.

What? You haven’t read Charles Portis?  Get thee over there! Get thee over there right now!

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