TMR 16.3: “El Cerdo” [2666]

One of the brainiest TMRs to date, this episode talks a lot about doubles and mirrors in 2666, religious iconography, coincidence vs. fate, disappearances and vanishing, the creeping horror found in this novel, the abyss and the void, musicals, and much more. Brian, Chad, and Katie cover the entirely of “The Part About the Critics” and will do all of “The Part About Amalfitano” next episode. Enjoy!

This week’s music is from Kunzite.

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation—and see Chad looking mighty uncomfortable in a tie—you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. And tune in next Thursday at 9am ET for the next episode, “El Cerdo.”

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