EMERGENCY: Denis Johnson

“…I just started wandering around, over to the coronary-care unit, down to the cafeteria, et cetera,…”

This is so off the wall it is neither inside nor outside, a story that one needs to pluck out of the mind’s eye like a mote, if not a knife, as a clerk and an orderly in the Emergency Room of a hospital chum up and are so blindsided by the blood and guts they take some of the pills in the medicine cupboards and go to a funfair that is so utterly funfairish beyond Ligotti that they end up at a military graveyard which turns into a drive-in cinema — in the deep snow! And they effectively let eight little bunny rabbits die. A story that makes me philosophical about never being able to be philosophical. Untouchable by death.

“There’s so much goop inside of us, man,” he said, “and it all wants to get out.”

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Full context of this review: https://elizabethbowensite.wordpress.com/1372-2/

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