Motel of the Mysteries

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Paw Prints, Jul 10, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 95 pages
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It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

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Reminds me of the GoverThing exhibit on Governors Island in the fall of 2009. Or is that the other way around?

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Wonderful short story that takes place in the future. An old motel is accidentally discovered by a gentleman running a marathon. He and a team excavate the site and are entranced by what they discover ... Read full review

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