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And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has ...more

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
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He found he was a man who repented almost everything, regrets crowding in around him like moths to a light. This was actually the main difference between twenty-one and fifty-one, he decided, the sheer volume of regret.
I don’t know about you, but I wake up every day with the goal of not accumulating any additional regrets. Emily St. John Mandel's next book THE GLASS HOTEL releases February 15, 2020. See more details on Goodreads and click the Follow Author button above to get updates: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36192160-the-glass-hotel.
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“We should go, Charlie,” she’d said. “We’re a mile from the road.” But Charlie gave no sign of having heard her. “Come on,” Kirsten had said, “we can take it with us,” gesturing to the tea set, which had been set up with improbable precision on a miniature table. Charlie still said nothing. She was staring at the tea set as if in a trance. August called their names from downstairs, and all at once Kirsten had the impression that someone was watching them from a corner of the room, but except for Kirsten and Charlie, the room was empty. Most of the furniture in the nursery was gone, nothing ...more
When I do events for Station Eleven, this is the passage that I get the most questions about. I understand why it comes up so often. It’s kind of out of step with the rest of the book, isn’t it? You’re reading a post-apocalyptic novel, and then all of a sudden there’s this weird little ghost story in the final stretch. I have several answers for why this passage is here, but the most relevant one, I think, is that I just really wanted to write a ghost story. I’ve always loved ghost stories and seek them out whenever possible, which sometimes backfires on me. (Pro tip: you don’t really want to ...more
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Hell is the absence of the people you long for.
Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous line is “Hell is other people,” and of course he’s absolutely right, but I think this is the obvious flipside of his formulation. I spoke with a reader recently who gave me a vivid example of this particular kind of hell, at an event I did at a women’s prison camp in Illinois. On the surface, the place didn’t seem that bad to me, especially since I’d just done an event at the adjacent men’s medium security facility. Whereas medium security prisons have razorwire, guard towers, and an atmosphere of leaden sadness, in prison camps there are no walls—the idea is that ...more
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They are always waiting, the people of the Undersea. They spend all their lives waiting for their lives to begin.
Here’s a story about interpretation: my final events of the Station Eleven tour were at a festival held on the outskirts of a small city in the southern United States. I’d been on tour for most of the previous fourteen months and I was seven months pregnant, which is another way of saying that I was tired. One of my events at that festival was an onstage conversation with a professor. In a conversation about the role of Shakespeare in Station Eleven, he said, “And of course, there are those allusions to The Tempest: all that stuff about shipping and the ocean, and that character named ...more
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