Design Within Reach
Pacific Heights - San Francisco, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Three stars. They emerged from the crucible of adolescence rosyfaced and long of bone, inheritors of the hurtling world of their progenitors. Cocksure but for the onerous legacy of war and rapacious greed and around them the soaring monuments and dolmens of their race fissured irreversibly. And like spawning...
Chevy's Fresh Mex
Palo Alto, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Two stars. The Sheriff stood over a table cleaved cleanly in two. Around him wellheeled young people lay newly dead. What do you have there deputy, he said. Deputy Stevens leaned over the ruined bar and looked behind it. I got two androids and a iPhone. The Sheriff crouched down next to the table and looked at a pretty Asian girl...
Tijuana Marriott Hotel
Tijuana, Mexico Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Five stars. I want to go back to the hotel, said Clyde. The hacendado leaned against a wine cask in the dim cellar and regarded Clyde. You will be returned soon, he said. First there is the matter of the girl. I didn’t do anything. In your mind perhaps this is true. But you have broken a sacred law of this land. A very old law....
Twin Falls, Idaho Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Three Stars. *First Review. He walked into the empty cafe and looked at the vinyl booths and the linoleum counters and picked up a menu to glance at it and then put it down again in one smooth motion. His leadgray eyes settled on an old woman wearing an apron and standing behind the counter. Three stars, he said. First review. ...
Wichita, KS Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Two stars. The manager sat tied to the chair in the corral, firelit on all sides by the torches of the townfolk. Dean stood next to him with a Colt army revolver pointed to the hardpacked earth. Who else will speak, he said. A chorus of voices rose at once. From the din a miner hollered: The shrimp was rubberlike. I believe Pastor...
Chipotle Mexican Grill
SOMA - San Francisco, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Three stars. See that false burrito. See it swaddled in tinfoil on the desk in the bowels of that great tower, a bundle of meat and sauce in a place long ago ceded to silicone and copper. The stooped man eating that peasant food as if in consuming it he can escape to a farmfield in a verdant valley and look down and see...