Under the Skin Archive

The Book of Strange New Things

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.” It was as though different vintages of sadness were stored in different parts of his mind, stacked chronologically, and his tear ducts were on the end of electrical wires that didn’t
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Under the Skin

In which I take part in David Abram’s weekly Sunday Sentence, taking a sentence from a book I’m reading. This one is from the astonishing, disturbing, strange and completely wonderful Under the Skin by Michel Faber: “The vodsel’s eyes were wild with fear, and the barbed-wire fence was only waist-high, but their frozen and lacerated legs, weighed
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