I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the brilliance that is Super Sad True Love Story. One one hand there’s the hilariousness of events like the otter, who is basically a virtual intelligence who works for the future version of Homeland Security, which asks Lenny who he hung out with on his trip to Italy and hears his answer of “some Italians” as “Somalians” and leads Lenny to be interrogated as a potential threat to national security.
But what really gets me about this book is the way that the country is falling apart and people are setting up camp in public parks in NY and elsewhere. This aspect of the book so closely mirrors the reality of the occupy movement in such a prophetic way that it sends shivers down my spine every time I think about it. This is truly such an amazing, prophetic, beautiful, and always hilarious book. If you haven’t read it, you should stop reading this useless post right now and download it on your ereader, computer, tablet, or whatever way you read books these days.
PS- in the future world of Super Sad True Love Story paper books are all but extinct.