Listening to the NYT Books Podcast this AM:
John Lanchester, The Wall…sounds awesome.
Also, in talking about climate change, he used the following quote:
Death like the sun is to big to contemplate. The interwebs offer this version and source:
Can’t say if I like or dislike this book but I can’t stop reading it. I can’t say if agree with her or not but I can’t stop debating it in my head.
12: If you were unfamiliar with the political situation in our country, you might think you were witnessing not the machinations of democracy but the final surrender of personal consciousness into the public domain.
34: A degree of self-deception, she said, was an essential part of the talent for living.
39: …Since the defining motivation of the modern era, he said, whether consciously or not, is the pursuit of freedom from strictures of hardships of any kind.
Halfway through, just three of the quotes I’ve been churning on.