tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< October 2010 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
      1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Super Sad True Love Story

super sad true love story cover

Just completed the novel Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. I have a great time reading his super hilarious satire. And true to its title, the story gets sad at the end. His self deprecating image, the declining American Empire and the once glamor New York city evokes Woody Allen. But the first half of the book is so pack full of hysterical and absurd jokes that shows he is a peer of Quentin Tarantino in the literature world.

So cynical it is actually funny. Many innocuous phrases, like the government's slogan Together we'll surprise the world!, takes on an entire new meaning when you consider how it reflects the lack of confidence and self-esteem deep down.

The protagonist Lenny's job at the "Post Human Service" is a good shot at the life extension idea. The business model of the firm is to sell life extension service to rich people, cynically referred to as "life lovers". I was quite pissed about Aubrey de Grey's anti-aging story and that some people are taking him seriously. How brilliant the author weave it into an entire satire story!

This is my first (and only) Kindle purchase so far. I have not otherwise spend my time in fiction in recent years. I like it that I can free my mind to travel to an imaginary place for a while.

2010.10.24 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin (20 Jan 2018)

 

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel (20 Jan 2018)

 

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other (20 Jan 2018)

 

Women's marches draw crowds in US (20 Jan 2018)

 

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91 (20 Jan 2018)

 

Ed Sheeran announces engagement (20 Jan 2018)

 

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais (21 Jan 2018)

 

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang (20 Jan 2018)

 

Clashes continue over disputed Honduras election result (21 Jan 2018)

 

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan (21 Jan 2018)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Virtual assistants still baffle some of their users (20 Jan 2018)

 

China’s economic growth looks strong — maybe too strong (20 Jan 2018)

 

Twitter analyst support piles up as turnaround gains steam (20 Jan 2018)

 

Antismoking plan may kill cigarettes, and save Big Tobacco (20 Jan 2018)

 

Facebook to start ranking news sources on trustworthiness (20 Jan 2018)

 

Amazon’s bigger Prime number; ‘Game of Thrones’ hotel; Delta pet crackdown (19 Jan 2018)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2018-Jan-20 18:00