Monday, December 23, 2013

Scott Nadelson "Could Be Worse" Four Way Review

Appearing in Four Way Review, Scott Nadelson's story "Could Be Worse" gives the story of Paul, a guy whose dilemma starts with general unease with the world--which he thinks may have to do with his neglecting to take his car to the Baron, a mechanic who takes to mistakenly calling Paul "doctor."

The story uses much space in describing the mechanic and backstory of how they met. The Baron refers to cars as if they were women while, in his house, he has his own, very weighty problems.

The Baron instigates Paul's reflecting about the worth of his own life, the perspective of his own problems.

Very worthwhile read. 

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