Larry Smith, "Tight Like That"

A hitman goes incognito to protect the librarian he loves.

(from McSweeney’s, #27)

I like this story. I like Louie, even though he’s a murderer who likes exposing himself. He’s a messed up dude, but he’s trying to do what’s right, according to his own twisted logic. Funny thing about this story, this story is not told from crazy Louie’s perspective and yet the narration is completely unreliable. Name and events are alluded to quickly, and nothing is expounded upon. It’s cool, though. We get what we don’t get. I could see this story putting people off, but I bought it, the whole damn thing.

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