(from Jesus’ Son)
Plotwise, I didn’t quite follow this one. Was the guy really deaf? What were those places he led our narrator too? Is this how Denis Johnson works?: He has these dazzling ideas, easily summed up concepts about drunk druggy uglies hitting a bunny but trying to save the babies, or finding a drive-in theater in a snowstorm and mistaking it for a cemetery, or getting into a car destined for an accident, or coming out of the bar only to find a stranger in the backseat. But. But, but, the narrator doesn’t change, not perceptably, the plot doesn’t resolve most of the things one might assume are the central conflicts. And the point really is that there’s no point, not in these lives, not in any lives. All we are is blind baby bunnies who wriggle the wrong way and get smushed.