#readingday: Hemmingway’s *The Sun Also Rises* in now among my “completed classics”. Powerfully understated portrayals of Pamplona, Paris, picadors, and possession. Felt like an elegy to me: that love is too often a sporting pretext for our most insipid behaviors. Papa done good on this one.
#readingday: finished Rushdie’s novel Fury this morning. Verdict: thoughtful & mesmerizing story, with characters truthfully confronting their dark sides; difficult questions of roles & masks, plenty of skewering observances re: America, and some fiercely sensual relationships.