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Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever by Justin  Taylor
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Aug 12, 10

Read in August, 2010

Pretentious (and not in the way I like). The author notably inserts vocabulary such as the "freegan" in one of his stories, in what comes across largely as an attempt to show how cool he is (in that ironic, understated way). Ugh. The loosely constructed stories didn't seem to have a point, but I kept reading, hopeful that the next one would be better. No? Well, maybe the next one, until I'd finished the book and realized I'd wasted a good deal of the afternoon.

I'm all for listening to underground bands and hanging out at that one coffee shop around the corner (Harry Smith, not Smith's, anyone?), but good God, let's not go patting our self on the back every five seconds and pretend that makes us interesting.
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