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Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
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Nov 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: weird-fiction, short-and-delicious, too-clever-by-far

While it didn't wrap me up in a coat of words like the other books I've been reading lately, it was a fantastic read, and if it had cloaked me in it's... ness I wouldn't be sane anymore.

"If Tolstoy were alive today and working at Panopticon Insurance, he'd say that all insurance companies are the same, then throw himself through an eighteenth story window and plunge to his death in a hail of glass and shattered dignity" (70).

I was surprised, with a story as bitingly absurd, that there was, in fact, a plot.

And an ending. A not quite happy, not quite sad, not unperfect ending.

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