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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

No Children

I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us
I hope we come up with a failsafe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight
And I hope we hang on past the last exit
I hope it's already too late
And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
Someday burns down
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
And I never come back to this town
Again in my life
I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

 

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
I hope it bleeds all day long
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
We're pretty sure they're all wrong
I hope it stays dark forever
I hope the worst isn't over
And I hope you blink before I do
Yeah I hope I never get sober
And I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can't find one good thing to say
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You'd stay the hell out of my way
I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

Wolf In White Van

Aquele momento em que descubro que John Darnielle, o autor do estranho romance que ando a ler, 'Wolf in White Van', é o vocalista dos the Mountain Goats. Não é tanto o vocalista como o autor das letras e das músicas e figura que atrai a si outros músicos quando deles precisa. Ele é os the Mountain Goats.

O livro esteve na longlist do National Book Award mas não passou à lista final, hoje divulgada.

Encomendei o livro meses antes de ser publicado, pela magnífica capa de Abby Kagan que deixo aqui ao lado, e pela enigmática e perturbadora sinopse, que fica abaixo.

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Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. A terrible event leaves Sean Phillips disfigured when he is only seventeen. In the weeks that follow he creates an adventure game he calls the 'Trace Italian', where players awake in an apocalyptic America and make their way to safety across an irradiated landscape, decision by difficult decision. The years pass and Sean lives a quiet life enriched by the growing popularity of his games. But when a pair of teenage sweethearts try to seek the Trace in the real world their actions prove fatal, and everything changes. Confronted with the Trace's dangers, Sean finds himself questioning the safety of the world he has conjured and its origins in his own life-changing tragedy many years before; how strong are the walls between reality and fantasy? how can a single choice determine us? how great are the dangers in our own minds? A beguiling story of contingency, solitude and escape, Wolf in White Van is a heart-stopping debut from a musician and songwriter known for the transcendent power of his words.

A quem nada disto, interessar, podem sempre ouvir o magnífico 'This Year' dos the Mountain Goats, canção que de vez em quando, por motivos vários, pessoais e musicais, me vicia.