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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World by Donald Antrim
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Jul 03, 12

Read in July, 2012

Wow. Reminiscent of White Noise. Due to a private family feud held on public land, and the exploding of Stinger Rockets in a town square which kill many; citizens of Mr. Robinson's town adopt moats, mines and other devices to arm and protect their homes. Mr. Robinson, who previously worked as a public school teacher prior to the closing of public services due to violence, and has a surfeit of knowledge on the history of torture, decides to open up a school for the local children in his home.
I recommend this for anyone who likes Delillo, Nabokov, maybe FIght Club (idk haven't read it), American Psycho, Confederacy of Dunces. It's dark and full of interesting social commentary, and is somewhat shocking especially when viewed from perspective of its copyright 1993--pre-9/11, pre-Columbine, pre-Mary Kay Le tourneau. It's short and worth reading to the end.
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