Oh FYI I’ve got a shitton of Halloween posts queued up for the entire month of October, so you’ve got that to look forward to.
Graham had a lot of trouble with taste. Often his thoughts were not tasty. There were no effective partitions in his mind. What he saw and learned touched everything else he knew. Some of the combinations were hard to live with. But he could not anticipate them, could not block and repress. His learned values of decency and propriety tagged along, shocked at his associations, appalled at his dreams; sorry that in the bone arena of his skull there were no forts for what he loved. His associations came at the speed of light. His value judgments were at the pace of a responsive reading. They could never keep up and direct his thinking.
Thomas Harris, “Red Dragon”
Granted I’m reading this after the dreck that was Hannibal Rising so my base is off, but Red Dragon is a pretty good read so far. It’s pulpy, and having re-watched both the Hannibal series and Manhunter several times the subject matter is a bit of a retread for me. But I like Harris’ descriptions of Graham’s intrusive thoughts - something I relate to immensely - and his use of Southern Gothic metaphors. Team Sassy Science (Bev’s alive in this remember) and Will Graham’s domestic life warm my heart.
Nadine Ijewere is a photographer out of London with an amazing talent for portraiture and fashion photography. She creates beautiful environments for her work using from floral and cultural influences. I love it all.