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Sep 20, 2016

Cleo-Cat-Tra

Somewhat of a random aside, but this is what I’ve been receiving with my Barnes and Nobles orders these days (yes I order books, long live physical text!):

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May 21, 2016

Every “Serious” Contemporary Novel Set in NYC

…has a 20-something-yr-old male protagonist who is poor and of uncertain background (or an orphan) but has rich friends who take him under their wing because he is just so fascinating. Oftentimes his field is very liberal artsy–art history, writing, classics, etc etc–and not very lucrative (he’s just waiting for his big break!) but he scrapes by and still gets exposed to the high life. Usually by the end of the novel he MAKES it. Usually of ambiguous sexuality. Usually has some metaphorical rats in the closet that he hates to divulge, which makes him seem “mysterious.” (And literal ones in his apartment, the poor artiste that he is, at least until his friends see what squalor he lives in and invites him to move in.)

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May 2, 2016

“Delish”!??!?!

Another Murakami aside:

“It’s delish,” she said.

What?! When did this early 90s librarian lady get replaced by a millenial?!?

Just completely broke my immersion.

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