Monday, May 19, 2003

Derby, Matthew; Super Flat Times. Little, Brown paperback 2003
Without a doubt, one of the finest books i've read in a long time. Derby uses fantastic futuristic settings to explore feelings of disillusionment and longings. It is hysterically funny and tragically gross, and the language is a dead-on mix of floundering inarticulate-ness and hyper-conscious intellectualism. It defines an entire lost generation without ever mentioning anything definable. By writing around events and stories, Derby cuts deep and quick to the heart.


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