Read Salinger’s Nine Stories instead.
Have some Welsh Rarebit and reread At the Mountains of Madness or The King in Yellow.
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering
You’ll regret it.
No bueno. No mas.
really? two men and a bed?
Rereading Dostoevsky is something I always recommend. One of the few writers whose work not only holds up under a second read, but allows for a deeper dive into character, place, and meaning.
So… what’s the comic about?
How bout that?
Yes, it’s Mutt and Jeff all over again…
If I recall correctly it was Robert Heinlein who told us that he wanted to give Russian literature another chance. It was so dark and depressing, so dull, that it must be missing something in translation. So, he read several works in the original Russian and pronounced them to be even MORE dark and depressing.
Feels like Bliss is trying to distract from not having a joke (again). These are all his gags that the New Yorker passes on. Lucky us.