No One Is Talking About This

by Patricia Lockwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 152662978X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjeniwrenwing of Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on 11/23/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjeniwrenwing from Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
A book that asks: Is there life after the internet?

As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats—from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness—begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "Are we in hell?" the people of the portal ask themselves. "Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?"

Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: "Something has gone wrong," and "How soon can you get here?" As real life and its stakes collide with the increasingly absurd antics of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary.

Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjeniwrenwing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
I most often enjoy those books chosen for the Women's Prize For Fiction. This one yes and no and it was hard to sustain my interest in just how ridiculous the internet can be. The second half was more interesting about a family navigating a family tragedy but on the whole it really didn't work for me.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjeniwrenwing at Woolloongabba, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (11/24/2022 UTC) at Woolloongabba, Queensland Australia

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Journal Entry 4 by wingMirfiwing at Woolloongabba, Queensland Australia on Monday, November 28, 2022
Arrived in the mail from jeniwren, thank you so much for tagging me forward, in the Australasian Wishlist tag game.

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