The Moors, reviewed in Bookslut

5.3.2011

Originally published in Tin House, Ben Marcus’s first piece in several years, The Moors, is a hot pustule of a story, filling 72 pages with the brain speak of “Thomas The Dead.” Thomas works inside a laboratory, inside a building, in some nameless city where birds drop from the sky to mark the passage of time. Minutes inside hallways last for years. “Buildings were coffins, of course, but that came later.

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