# 04 May 2006, 01:17AM: Back:
I've returned to New York after a short visit with Frances and other members of Leonard's family, now my family as well, in Bakersfield. If I think too much about how I'm going to miss Frances, or the illusory concept of justice, I'll just start crying again. So I won't talk about that right now.
# 04 May 2006, 12:51PM: Enjoying A Fine Chabon:
Despite feints to the contrary, neither Leonard nor I has read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. Leonard gave it to me to read on the plane(s) back from Bakersfield. I felt gauche reading it in public but now, 2/3 into it, I don't even mind people seeing me read it on the subway. Maybe a good strategy for me with these pop books is to start reading them at home so I get hooked enough to be ok with looking like an illiterate fool on public transit.
Chabon really loves the word "spavined" -- maybe the big twist ending will be where he finally uses it to describe a horse. That is my only carp (Karp?) with this book.