Sometimes a story catches you by title alone. I have a real soft spot, personally, for “The Night of the” stories, no matter the medium. Hunters, Iguanas, Living Dead, even Comets (to a lesser degree)… all of these things weaken my articulated joints. Tonight’s story is no different in that regard, but all kinds of different if those Night stories are your precedents.
And if a great story isn’t enough to kick you in your more callipygian regions and get you to work, according to his NYTimes obit, Mario Benedetti is responsible for more than 80 books. If you move now, maybe you can catch up. Maybe I should stop soliloquising and give you your story already. Here’s Mario Benedetti.
Oh, wait, I’m not done. Over at Iambik, we’re giving away audiobooks this week. You should enter to pick up my most recent if you haven’t already, as I’ve got a couple of new ones in the works. Also, because tonight’s is a short story, and won’t nearly keep you cozy. And now, really, Mario Benedetti.
7 thoughts on “The Night of the Ugly Ones”
I enjoyed your guests, but am very glad to see you back, Miette!
I liked this story a lot-here is my post on the work
great job as always with the reading
Oh dear, this is a bit offtopic but a year ago there was a post with some of Harold Pinter’s plays linked on Iambic, but with Megaupload seized they’re all gone. Assuming it was you behind that post, would you mind putting them back up on some other site?
I’m sorry for trying to use you as some sort of literary smuggler, but, well, it’s Pinter.
Actually, nevermind! You’ve done a lot of good for me, and it doesn’t sit right asking you for something on the less than legal side. Sorry for the nonsense.