By Victor LaValle
Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk behavior, a bum knee, and a haunted brain. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes through as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, manhattan, till someday a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators made from former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point soon of their wasted lives heard what could have been the voice of God.
Infused with the sweetness of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle’s fiendish comedian sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling secret approximately doubt, religion, and the monsters we feature inside of us.
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It is the struggle not to lose, the drive to win, the competition itself that spur the team and the individual to try to excel. This is the fight and flight competitive edge. My wife and I wanted to sell our house and went to a local real estate agent. He came to look at the house and suggest a price. He would sell the house more quickly if the price were low, but if he set too low a price he knew that we would go to another agent and he would make no commission. So the two considerations lean in different directions and define the convention.
A couple of days ago, I was standing in front of a gathering of about 150 people who had come to hear about the merger of our company with another large concern. I was in full stride; the charts were projected on the wall behind. I’ve done this kind of thing a hundred times and I have a great deal of experience in presentations. I was engaging the audience, careful to warm them to the topic, to give them an overall picture of what I was going to cover. 46 GROWING: THE THREE PHASES “I had several succinct points to run through and I told them so.
Put down the book and resist reading on until you have given yourself some minutes to contemplate your answer. 22 UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF THE SITUATION You will have likely considered some of the following features relating to the truth of the situation: ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ The immediate environment you are in. Your age. Your career. Whether you have a family. Where you live. Your mood. What happened today, maybe an argument or a good moment with a friend. How you feel, whether or not you are happy, sad, fulfilled, unfulfilled.
Big Machine: A Novel by Victor LaValle