Very Recent History

Very Recent History

An Entirely Factual Account of A Year (c. AD 2009) in A Large City

Book - 2013
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"What will the future make of us? In one of the greatest cities in the world, the richest man in town is the Mayor. Billionaires shed apartments like last season's fashion trends, even as the country's economy turns inside out and workers are expelled from the City's glass towers. The young and careless go on as they always have, getting laid and getting laid off, falling in and falling out of love, and trying to navigate the strange world they traffic in: the Internet, complex financial markets, credit cards, pop stars, microplane cheese graters, and sex apps.A true-life fable of money, sex, and politics, Very Recent History follows a man named John and his circle of friends, lovers, and enemies. It is a book that pieces together our every day, as if it were already forgotten"--
Published: New York :, Harper,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780061914317
Branch Call Number: 307.7609 SIC
Characteristics: 240 pages ;,24 cm


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Feb 02, 2016

Disliked. Don't recommend. The dust cover makes it sound so much better. I found it forced, inconsistent, and empty. He comments on certain items in an anthropologic method, but sporadically.
What you will learn: The city is expensive, and there are a lot of rich people there who have more than you which makes you feel bad.

The young gay bar scene is a repetitive ritual of intoxication and make out sessions with people you probably dislike.

And, why do all the men's names start with the letter J? Answer: because we can't tell them apart and don't care about them.

Dec 14, 2013

I found the cool clipped prose describing economic situations to be appropriate and vaguely amusing. The same style applied to the human relationships was disturbing.


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