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Average rating: 3.78 · 1,835 ratings · 308 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Learning to Die in the Anth...

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War Porn

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We're Doomed. Now What?: Di...

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I Heart Oklahoma!

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I Heart Oklahoma! by Roy Scranton
"A glorious stream of consciousness road trip combined with a Bonnie-and-Clyde type myth retelling. Scranton is one of the wildest yet also most disciplined writers around."
I Heart Oklahoma! by Roy Scranton
"1/3 through the book, and it turned into something I wasn't expecting. 2/3 in, it changed again.

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"With influences such as Tom Waites and Walt Whitman, I knew I was in for a wild ride taking on Roy Scranton’s I HEART Oklahoma. Reminiscent of a combo akin to David Foster Wallace and George Saunders, Roy Scranton does not disappoint.

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"A very difficult book to read but one that seems to be very truthful and accurate. The ending is devastating. Not for casual reading."
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Negative Dialectics by Theodor W. Adorno
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A Thousand Darknesses by Ruth Franklin
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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
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Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
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Candide by Voltaire
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“Likewise, civilizations have throughout history marched blindly toward disaster, because humans are wired to believe that tomorrow will be much like today — it is unnatural for us to think that this way of life, this present moment, this order of things is not stable and permanent. Across the world today, our actions testify to our belief that we can go on like this forever, burning oil, poisoning the seas, killing off other species, pumping carbon into the air, ignoring the ominous silence of our coal mine canaries in favor of the unending robotic tweets of our new digital imaginarium. Yet the reality of global climate change is going to keep intruding on our fantasies of perpetual growth, permanent innovation and endless energy, just as the reality of mortality shocks our casual faith in permanence.”
Roy Scranton, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

“Carbon-fueled capitalism is a zombie system, voracious but sterile.”
Roy Scranton, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

“The coal miners struggling for a democratic stake in production didn’t just protest, share news stories, and post messages. They didn’t just march. The African-American activists struggling for civil rights didn’t just tweet hashtag campaigns. They didn’t just hold meetings. They fought and bled and died for a world they believed in, for a share in the power they produced. Coal”
Roy Scranton, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

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