Like carbonation…

Feb 13, 2015 | Beautiful Prose, Things I wish I'd written

This should have been amusing to me, the expression on Burdmoore’s face as Sandro recounted the story. But I was focused on Ronnie and Talia, on the way he was making her laugh. Taxi-dino, innuendo. Pointing out a green-and-yellow Blimpie’s sign, “There! One of ours!” Her laughter penetrating his fake sincerity like carbonation.

…man that last line killed me. From the most eloquent, literary, and complex romance novel ever written, The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner.