We are exactly who we purport to be, if people would just heed the warnings. Book covers do give some general idea of the contents. You have to pay attention or in your frenzied page-turning lust, you’re bound to miss the intro and go straight for the pulp. And too much pulp, that’s what turns the stomach. So every once in a while I’m going to give you a vial of faeces, urine or blood. Maybe sweat...
It is a good story, even if I do not understand it. I can tell it to you because...– Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy