Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day Two Hundred Eighteen: "You Can't Kill the Rooster" by David Sedaris


A man recalls his brother's relationship with their father, a relationship that should have been strained at best because of the conservative nature of the father in comparison to the gregariousness of the brother, the one who refers to himself as "the rooster."

The depiction of this loving and strange family dynamic is full of vivid details and is easily readable, bordering addictive. Anyone who hasn't read Sedaris could start with this story and not look back, wouldn't be able to.

Well done!

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