Things you can do in the dark

Bazell_WildThingHer er en bog som anbefales kraftigt, hvis man har behov for noget læsning i kategorien humor og moderat spænding i en kategori, som ligger lige et skridt eller to over grænsen mellem det normale og det vanvittige. Samtidig er den også en af de mest direkte grunde til at slukke for tv’et (hvis man har et) og søge underholding andetsteds. Det bliver ikke meget bedre. Fra Josh Bazell: Wild Thing:

“The sun goes down as fast as it did three days ago.

The moon’s bigger, though, and for a couple of hours it’s brighter. Then the clouds slide over it, and things turn suddenly dark. So dark the branches in front of your face are only slightly purer black than the space around them, and you can hear the lake right in front of you but not see it.

It’s an interesting situation. Our senses are jacked from anticipation and the physicality of getting here. And we’re invisible, which even the the ancients knew is asking for trouble.

Things you could do in that kind of darkness:

Lean against each other for warmth.

Lean toward each other, with you foreheads on each other’s shoulders, out of boredom as well as for warmth.

Put your hans between each other’s thighs, for even more warmth.

Tackle each other to the ground and fuck like Orpheus and Eurydice, Tarzan and Sheena, and Watson and Holmes all at once, for the kind of warmth that makes it okay to take a while to find your clothes afterward, and leaves your abs trembling and your mouth bruised from having hot wet crotch stubble ground into it.

I’m just saying: those are some things you could do.”

Se også her og her.

(NB! Begge bøger findes åbenbart også på dansk ( Exgangster og Szort vand), hvilket jeg så ikke havde opdaget … men der er absolut heller ingen grund til læse engelske bøger i oversættelse, vel?)