Leave it to De Villo Sloan to send me something that makes ME speechless!
I learned a long time ago that feeling daunted by something you can't quite pin down is a useless emotion. You need to re-read it, live with it for a while and it will speak to YOU and your reading of it will be your reading of it and really that's all that counts. If it moves you it's a success.
So what I like is the rhythm. It's like a slide on an acoustic guitar. I see lots of things in it but I'm not conviced that's the point. The colours feel egyptian. It's full of ellipsis and a determination to be heard. It's a treasure! I'll be re-reading it again and again.
So that was the serious bit. And this is the Mink Ranch bit. I will never tire of the Mink Ranch. Today when I was walking Lyra I was almost figuring out a reply.
Although correspondence with the Mink Ranch is sporadic, it is hugely appreciated and worth the wait. DVS reminds me that once upon a time I was a faithful member of the ML community… it's all just time, and I miss the bunkhouse flicks, but I'll be back and you should too!
Did you notice the DKULT stamp etc?