Eric Raymond on Why He Should Get A Free Copy of Rick Moody’s The Four Fingers of Death


July 28th marks the return of Rick Moody from another deep space tour of novel writing.  Whenever I hear Moody is on track to make it back, I feel a mix of anticipation and apprehension.  It’s akin to how one feels watching futuristic films, waiting for the appearance again of a well-known astronaut, who, having traveled so far and so deep into the cold void of his own invention, prepares to splash down and open the capsule door.  The uneasy cigarettes lit in mission control are all burning with the question of whether or not the guy has gone bat shit crazy on his solitary voyage.