|A visit from the goon squad|
I don’t generally read future fiction. I’ve generally been bound by historical, mythological stretches or strong Indian books in the last few years.
When I went away from this blog, I also made Facebook private, getting back was a bit of a struggle. Part of the reason was that I did lose touch with a lot of people (some intentionally and some I missed). But could I ever really hide under the rock?
Through the summer I also understood the other side- most (if not all) people were parroting niceness about everything because that’s what they were paid for. I was quietly suffering. And many old schoolers showcased an ‘ethical ambivalence’ of sorts. As if, saying that the post is sponsored, was a better way of being less authentic. And then who cared about authentic anyway. And she addresses these both sides.
You want to be challenged and stretched mentally that’s why you read these books. A visit from the goon squad is the signal in the noise. And she didn’t pay me to say this. Or anything, for that matter :-).