*BREAKING* The Turn of The Lew
So either Libby's a moron or he's a Straussian genius of recondite literary sleuthing. Where else have the "aspens turned" before?
Using to the latest in forensic science -- Amazon's "Search Inside This Book" function -- WonkCentral has cracked the Da Scooter Code. Look no further. The winks, the nudges, the war-ravaged pillow talk: It's all in here.
This is an excerpt from a wondrously titled book, The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel, by Edward Abbey. Redlined for your eyebrow-raising enjoyment:
And this is from another fiction with the nice Khmer Rougey name Year Zero, by Jeff Long:
Backcover description of this apocalyptic potboiler reads:
In Jerusalem, an American archaeologist working on Project Year Zero -- the search for the historical Jesus -- crosses the line between science and theft when he helps plunder an old Roman landfill beneath the crucifixion grounds known as Golgotha. Nathan Lee Swift's crime will have devastating consequences. When an ancient relic is opened on the black market, a two-thousand-year-old plague is unleashed--and the dying begins.
As the pestilence threatens to wipe out humanity, he finds a chance for redemption--by finding the cure. Skirting the edges of civilization, Nathan Lee sets out to find his younger daughter and travels to Los Alamos, where a desperate tactic has been adopted: the use of human lab rats cloned from Project Year Zero remains. Now Nathan Lee will come face-to-face with one special cloned human who may hold the key to salvation--in more ways than one. Patient Zero claims to remember who he is...
[Wait for it... --ed]
And his name is Jesus Christ.
Prison seems very unfair. A better punishment would be the Nobel Prize. I mean, "Cheyenne Mountain" -- come the fuck on. Give it up, Pinter. --MICHAEL WEISS
Year Zero, page 378 [Amazon]
The Fool's Progress, page 364 [Amazon]