Super Sad True Love Story
A functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But donít tell that to poor Lenny Abramov, the thirty-nine-year-old son of an angry Russian immigrant janitor, proud author of what may well be the worldís last diary, and less-proud owner of a bald spot shaped like the great state of Ohio. Despite his job at an outfit called Post-Human Services, which attempts to provide immortality for its super-rich clientele, death is clearly stalking this cholesterol-rich morsel of a man. And why shouldnít it? Lennyís from a different century - he loves books. But even more than books, Lenny loves Eunice Park, a cute and cruel twenty-four-year-old Korean American woman who just graduated from Elderbird College with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. After meeting Lenny on a Roman holiday, blistering Eunice puts that Assertiveness minor to work, teaching 'ancient dork' effective new ways to brush his teeth and making him buy a cottony nonflammable wardrobe. But America proves less flame-resistant than Lennyís new threads. The country is crushed by a credit crisis, riots break out in New Yorkís Central Park, the cityís streets are lined with National Guard tanks on every corner, the dollar is so over, and patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelaLam - LibraryThing
If you enjoyed Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, you'll enjoy Super Sad True Love Story. This post modern America in which smartphone addicted people are classified by their credit scores and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - usuallee - LibraryThing
Would've made a good short story or novella. There is no plot whatsoever. It is well written and insightful to a point, and the satire made me laugh out loud a few times (The analysis of the lyrics to ... Read full review