Yes, my dear ninnies, the Transformer is a transformed one, so that upon approaching the little tortured one with his clinical garlic–he feared that the case was one of vampirism–he knows what he’s doing. (Sarduy 36)
Cobra, Cobra, Cobra. What in the blue hell is going on in this book? After the initial read, I wasn’t sure whether these characters were in some kind of freak show or not… I guess they are. Cobra’s sex change sounds brutal and disgusting. I’m convinced that Severo Sarduy is either on drugs or has a demented imagination to come up with this stuff. What a weird and boring read. Hopefully flowers won’t grow out of my feet anytime soon.