I probably should have told you about this earlier but things have been CRAZY lately oh my God you wouldn't even believe it but I won't get into it because I think we both know how tedious other people's protestations of how frantic they have been can be—not to mention how insulting, because, what, you don't have a life? You're not busy too?—so I will just say that today is the last day to get Bohumil Hrabal's Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age at half off, which if you have not read the book you absolutely should do.
Fans of the certain kind of discursive middle European storytelling that seems to be about everything and nothing all at once will be happy to learn that Bohumil Hrabal's Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is once again in print. Brief summary: "Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past, this elderly roué tells the story of his life—or at least unburdens himself of a lifetime’s worth of stories. Thus we learn of amatory conquests (and humiliations), of scandals both private and public, of military adventures and domestic feuds, of what things were like “in the days of the monarchy” and how they’ve [...]