There were no lobsters at the store so I had a chicken pot pie for dinner. I finished 1Q84 and have started “The Childhood of Jesus” by J.M. Coetzee. I’m not sure yet if it’s exactly dystopian but it’s about a fairly pure socialist community and what that might be like. I any case, it’s not at all what Fintan O’Toole said it was in NYRB which was nit-picky and wrong-headed. Fintan just didn’t get it. I started a gouache which I’ll show you when it’s done.