December 7, 2011

11/22/63

Stephen King interviewed by Errol Morris about his new novel on the JFK assassination:

It’s a little bit like the blind man describing the elephant. One’s got the trunk and says it’s a snake. And one’s got a leg and says it’s a tree. One’s got an ear and says it’s a banana plant. They all say different things because none of them can see the whole thing.

comments

  1. Joel Bernstein on December 7th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    And Norman Mailer, who provides an epigram at the beginning of the book, says people find it very difficult to believe it could have happened the way it happened because it suggests an absurd universe.

  2. Sheila Ryan on December 7th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    The very best representation of that absurd universe, for my money, is DeLillo’s Libra.

  3. Deron Bauman on December 7th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Yep, that’s a good one.