I love this.
Dwight Garner reviews Annie Proulx’s Bird Cloud:
Some of Ms. Proulx’s tangled sentences made me put her book down and pace around for a while, vigorously rubbing my forehead. Here is one, and its little coda. Together they distill and parody this memoir’s tone and content: “I like a colorful, handily cluttered kitchen and Bird Cloud’s cabinets and drawers in red, violet, aquamarine, burnt orange, cobalt, lime, brick, John Deere green and skipjack blue inspires stir-fries, osso buco, grilled prawns, Argentinean salads of butterhead lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, roast lamb with Greek cucumber and dill sauce, frittatas, rhubarb sauce with glasses of dry Riesling for the cook. You bet.”