Would you like to go to Pondicherry?

Do you find the phrase “the verdant selvage of Michigan” intriguing? Do you engage in any ritualistic behavior? Do you favor the toad over the frog? If someone asks you, “What on earth makes the least sense to you?” can you answer? Do you have a favorite dinosaur, and do you trust that the popular images of dinosaurs bear any resemblance to what they really looked like, and do you have any idea how dinosaur scientists think they know, from bones alone, what the damned things looked like?

— Padgett Powell, The Interrogative Mood, p. 56. Don’t miss the excellent cover.

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3 thoughts on “Would you like to go to Pondicherry?

  1. lisa peet says:

    I love that cover. So does the book work?

  2. lori says:

    Do you know the way to San Jose?

  3. Debi says:

    I’d love to know what you thought of this book. Powell is an old favorite I haven’t thought of in a while.

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