Sep 9, 2016
commented on The Underground Railroad Is Bigger and Better Than You've Heard
Very much looking forward to reading this. I've been reading his work since his first amazing novel, The Intuitionist. Obviously some of his stories hit me harder than others, but he's always interesting and unpredictable, and has been building up to this kind of ambitious masterwork for a long time. Exciting stuff.
Sep 8, 2016
commented on EOD: Would You Move to Humptulips? What About Bacon? We Could Move to Bacon
I'm surprised I'm the first one to mention this, but Tom Robbins also references Humptulips in Another Roadside attraction. "I hitched a ride to Humptulips – there’s really such a place! Ziller, what quaint names you bestow upon your villages. Humptulips reminds me that I’ve always been crazy to do a Dutch girl. You know: well-scrubbed, blonde bangs, china blue eyes, apple cheeks…No kidding, I get an erection every time I pass a gouda cheese in the supermarket."