Midway through this ticking time bomb of a short-story
collection about the attempted middle class, a young screenwriter
receives advice from a pal of his rich, lubricated uncle: “Get in good
"Marty looked as if he was seeing things that most of us would never see. And doing things we would never do. And thinking things I will never think. And saying things that we would never be able to say... I have to read them or hear them... to find out what they are."—Gus Van Sant from his introduction to My Flashlight Was Attacked By Bats.
"Marty’s flamboyant, uninhibited, sometimes ...