Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.
Once again, I needed some car knitting, this time for the trip to Minneapolis for Smokey’s surgery. I think I like this blue hat the best of any; one inch stripes seem to satisfy my need for symmetry and order. I’ll finish this tonight, then it will be back to Boxy!
Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan. The writing was well-done, but the story is unsettling. A blue-collar family moves onto a nice suburban street in Garden City on Long Island. At first the residents — overwhelmingly of the professional class — are friendly, then they become hostile. A sinkhole opens up in the park across the street, gradually spreading bitumin — black tarry goo — across the lawns and threatening the houses. (Symbolism much?) A dog and a child perish in the hole, and murder finishes off what’s left. 3★
The Thunder Before the Storm by Clyde Bellecourt. Currently reading this one. The author grew up on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota; when kids there reached high school age, they went to my high school in Park Rapids or the one in Detroit Lakes (home of Adam Thielen, the Vikings wide receiver; what a small world). The writing is informal, much like the author and I were sitting having coffee. Bellecourt was a co-founder and leader in the American Indian Movement in the late 60s and early 70s. Through his work with AIM, Natives reclaimed some of what had been stolen from them over the centuries. Highly recommend. 5★