Thursday, October 13, 2011
January 9th, 2011 - Super Sad True Love Story
First book for the book club was Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Yeah, try finding that in a book store without his name written down on your hand.
This is set at the end of the transition between people physically writing things down on paper and people posting every thought online. It's a collection of diary entries by our stuck-in-the-past, book-collecting, all around pathetic nice guy, Lenny Abramov, mixed in with live-journal like blog entries of his love interest, Eunice Park, her friends, his friends, co-workers, etc.
I'm not going to lie to you. The book IS super sad. It's one of those futuristic but only 5 years in the future futuristic stories, that centers around love. But I wouldn't necessarily call it a love story. It depends on your idea of love I guess.
Also, in the future, girls wear jeans that are completely transparent and or crotchless. And you get automatically ranked whenever you walk into a public place.
It's a book to make you think with a style that's interesting, hilarious and heartbreaking all at the same time. I'm still new at writing book reviews. Tips welcome :)
Posted by Alex at 9:24 PM