My favorite author died today.


I am surprisingly sad about it. It’s not like we knew each other. I never saw him walking around town, frequenting my favorite coffee shop. It’s strange to say I’m sad about something. It feels like a silly word for such a strong emotion. The City and the Pillar is my favorite book. I found it in a dilapidated bookstore in Belize a few years ago. In two days I had read it twice. I think I’m going to read it again.


Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.

– Gore Vidal


One of his final interviews with Esquire here.


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