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"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

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For those old enough to remember broadcast TV, the opening sentence of William Gibson's Neuromancer gives some idea of what I had hoped would be the opening of Narciso Rodriguez for Him. But instead of being launched into a moody noir experience, à la Gibson, what I got was more like actually watching TV static--an opaque and inert sensory subject suggestive of nothing. Having read of this frag's now-famous "wet concrete" accord I expected a really compelling abstract/inorganic threnody. But it's so wretchedly uninspiring--three in the afternoon, light drizzle, the loading dock at Home Depot.


  1. anomie et ivoire's Avatar
    Some of us see depths in concrete while others see it as something off which rain bounces ...


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