Friday, May 2, 2008

* Denis Johnson's "The Starlight on Idaho" (short story, non-genre)

Description of a family of criminals & maladjusted characters. Narrator is Mark Cassandra - in a rehabilitation center because of alcohol addiction, & story is in the form of a series of often imaginary letters to various people (including to Pope, Satan, & I think god himself too!) Title of the story comes from the name of rehab center: Starlight Addiction Recovery Center, Idaho Avenue, Ukiah, California.

Fact sheet.

First published: Playboy, February 2007.
Rating: C

Note: Why is this post so short?