Sunday, May 15, 2011

Super Sad True Love Story to be discussed June 24th

  1. In what ways did you think this love story was super sad?
  2. Did you have a favorite character? A least favorite?
  3. Who do you think was teening Lenny from Nettie Fine's account?
  4. Which aspects of this satire were particularly spot-on to you? Which were the most frightening?
  5. Does the idea of dechronification treatments and immortality appeal to you? If you had the money and lived in the "Super Sad" world, would you apply to be a client of Post-Human Services?
  6. In a July 2010 article for The New York Times, Gary Shteyngart tells us he actually has to escape to a place without cell phone service to read and write, that even he, an author and reader of "long-form texts," is not immune to the tyranny of instant and constant connectivity. Does this concern you? How likely is it that we are truly heading into a post-literate age where books are seen as ridiculous and smelly artifacts?

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