Gary Shteyngart: The call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSEPosted: October 24, 2011
Wow. Just finished reading the book Super Sad True Love Story by Absurdistan author Gary Shteyngart and I can’t stop thinking about it. If there is a more prophetic or prescient author out there, please stand up. Media and retail dominate a dystopian futuristic New York where people undergo rejuvenation treatments that make them look youthful but smell terrible. So, there are all these stinky beautiful people. The young looking elderly talk in the anagrams and slang used today by millennials and there is a massive camp of homeless people and protesters LIVING IN A PARK IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN (yes, and, of course this book was written long before OWS happened. It was published over a year ago). Shteyngart is so spot-on its eerie. I hope the ending isn’t prophetic.