- 9:32 am - May 7, 2012
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Red, black, and white: a literary outfit series
Books, meet my wardrobe:
- 2666 by Roberto Bolaño + vintage blouse
This is the second volume (in a beautiful boxed set from Farrar, Straus & Giroux) of a labyrinthine novel by the Chilean master.
Read this book if you want red, white, and black to represent: violence, intrigue, apocalypse, grimness.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern + my favorite silk pants
A fantastical fairy tale about, yes, a circus, in which the three colors play an important role.
Read this if you want red, white, and black to represent: love, glamour, drama.
- The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson + an old silk sheath I’ll never give away
One of the best books of 2012 so far, a deeply researched epic about one man’s extraordinary life in North Korea (my full review here).
Read this if you want red, white, and black to represent: passion, risk, communism, and fortitude.
See my other literary outfits here