Posts Published by Christa

Blah-blah Blunderer

Patricia Highsmith’s old-school suspense novel The Blunderer opens with the perfect crime: A thoroughly up-to-here husband buys a movie ticket, seeks out a familiar face to acknowledge his presence, then sneaks out the back door of…

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Read, then moon

I could have sworn I had read Joan Didion’s novel Play it as it Lays, but a reference to it recently in pop culture went sailing and I felt like a fraud. Must actually read…

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Feel Something

You know how sometimes you’re reading a book and a moody art dude goes into his studio and begins a complicated choreography that starts with covering his genitals in paint, segues into self-penetration with a…

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Dear diary …

The truth is, I haven’t even finished The Folded Clock: A Diary yet. I believe I’m on the last pages and I’m heel skidding on the finale. On Tuesday I read The New Yorker instead. Partly…

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How I came to be a …

At some point in the past five years I stopped interviewing myself in my head when I run. I stopped practicing the words to describe my fictitious comeback, although “comeback” is the wrong word because…

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