Super Sad True Love Story
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Maureen Corrigan, NPR •... show more
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Maureen Corrigan, NPR • Salon • Slate • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Kansas City Star • Charlotte Observer • The Globe and Mail • Vancouver Sun • Montreal Gazette • Kirkus ReviewsIn the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?
Publish date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
This book was one of my first purchases and has sat on my Kindle for the best part of 18 months waiting for me to get around to reading it. These days, I probably wouldn't have bought it, partly due to having 54 books in my "Purchased to Read" folder, but mainly because of the uninspiring blurb, and...
Some might say that it is wrong to invoke the names of Philip K Dick and [a:Kurt Vonnegut|2778055|Kurt Vonnegut|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1357661500p2/2778055.jpg], however I think Gary Shteyngart's imagination, social satire and storytelling are right up there with those two iconic science fic...
Abandoned and forsaken.I tried going back to reading this today. It made me feel worse than I had remembered.This is a book that is more an infection than a novel. And keeping with the themes of the book, we will say an STD in written form.The characters are just awful and seem to have nothing to li...
I think this is probably the first book where I've actually either disliked or hated just about every character in it. It is also a major downer.I think the main themes on this book are -social media makes people needy drones-corporate government is evil-dating women 20 years younger is probably not...
Super Sad True Love Story is set in a dystopian near-future USA. I found it most interesting and engaging as a satire of some of the extreme implications of materialism, social media, constant connectedness, and the global financial crisis.The actual ‘love story’ had less impact for me, partly becau...