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    The AtlanticLauren Oyler1/9/2124 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all time
      1 year ago

      Oh boy, this is like candy - the first chapter of Lauren Oyler’s forthcoming novel, Fake Accounts. I can’t wait to read the whole thing.

      • Darko1 year ago

        I love how self-aware she is and is able to articulate and imply her awareness. Very entertaining.

    • DellwoodBarker1 year ago

      Quality.

      Two moments really resonate, personally:

      I suppose my definition of a bad person might be more self-centered than others’, though, really, worrying about being a bad person is entirely self-centered. Good people do not think in such categorical terms.

      Remarkable observation.

      And the second is when she parallels the feeling of first opening the phone to Home Screen to walking into Wal-Mart with minimal focused intention only to experience the ultimate sabotage of “vagueness of desire”.

      • bill
        Top reader of all time
        1 year ago

        Yup. The metaphor about Wal-Mart really stuck with me too!