I Can’t Not Post This

I don’t usually like to post the celebrity-gossip-posing-as-book-journalism stuff, but for god’s sake. This must be seen!

So. Cormac McCarthy has an ex-wife. Said ex-wife allegedly got into a heated argument with her new boyfriend about space aliens. Then, she disappeared into the bedroom and, allegedly, came back WITH A GUN IN HER VAGINA.

And then this:

The boyfriend says she made sexual actions with the gun, then removed it and pointed it at him, saying: “Who is crazy, you or me?”

Here’s a hint: the one sticking a gun into her vagina is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS the crazy one. Every single time!

Apparently, Cormac and his ex wed in 1998, when he was 64 and she was 32. Bad move, Cormac. The ex is also the one credited with bearing the child that led to that book that Oprah loved, you know, that one.

Thanks, LA Times.

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Well, this helps explain at least one scene from The Counselor. I’m guessing the former Mrs. McCarthy knows her way around the hood of a Ferrari.

Please remind me, when did his writing started to show signs of deterioration? Any connection?

A lot depends on which way the invaginated gun was pointing. (I’m assuming muzzle out, but there was that nasty scene in Fanny and Alexander that opens up possibilities, so to speak.)


The Surrender is Veronica Scott Esposito’s “collection of facts” concerning how she embraced her true gender.


Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

The first essay dives in to Nicholson Baker’s “sex trilogy,” explaining just what Baker is up to here and why these books ultimately fail to be as sexy as Baker might wish.

From there the book moves on to the second essay, which explains just why Spaniard Javier Marías does right what Baker does wrong . . .


5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

3 never-before-published essays, including “The Digression”—a 4,000-word piece on the most important digression in César Aira’s career.

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