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Monday, September 27, 2010

A sign on the door, "The message was: NU MISH BOOT ZUP KO. Gibberish but high-quality gibberish."

So we get to the climax of DeLillo's White Noise. Yes it sounds like Nabokov's HH stating, "You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style." Ah the inadequacy of words and letters.

But how to resist. I sent the DeLillo text straight to the anagram maker. There were quite a few. Ouzo was a popular word. The one I like is:

Book Mouth Unzips

This relates to the reading subject and the theme that has brought Jack to the motel behind Iron City. Self referentiality is always nice for what's described as a postmodern book.