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Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story | Gary Shteyngart
The brilliantly inventive, wildly funny and humane new novel, set in an economically and politically collapsed America, by the author of the best-selling Absurdistan.
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MrBook
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The library has been MASSIVELY busy for the past couple weeks 😱😱😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Sometimes, most of my day is spent literally just replenishing my many displays. It‘s truly amazing and inspiring to watch so many books get borrowed 😁! Here is one of my replenishment stacks today for my #BooksToFilm Display ☺️. I know SSTLS is a series, but why not include it 😎.

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

Redwritinghood A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a fantastic book. 2mo
CocoReads @Redwritinghood it‘s my favorite book of all time! 2mo
SheilaChew My bookclub read The Princess Bride and we were all delighted to discover that it‘s different from the movie. 2mo
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Heideschrampf
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I finally took time to finish this snarky dystopian novel. An (epistolary) love letter to the written word, a lament on western civilisation and a meditation on the timelesness of the human condition. Philip Roth meets Margaret Atwood. Very ambitious, but maybe a future classic. Read this if you want a glimspe into our capitalist future!

rretzler I‘ve been eyeing this one for some time. Glad to know it‘s good! 3mo
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Heideschrampf
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#bookandwine 🍷📖👌

GloVerdino Book and wine is my favorite combo! 4mo
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Heideschrampf
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#coffeeandabook for yesterdays #mothersday tea

CoffeeAndABook Oooh - lovely combination of treats 😉👌🏼☕️🍦🥞🍓I don‘t have a clear memory of that book from years ago but remember liking it. Happy late Mother‘s Day!!! 🌸🌸🌸 4mo
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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Very pleased with itself

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Heideschrampf
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CouronneDhiver Yes! Best feeling ever 4mo
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Lauranahe
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Mehso-so

The story is in the not-too-distant future, and America is on the brink of dying. The book seemed like it would be poignant and funny and sad. I guess it was, but it was also disappointing. I had to work to finish it. It wasn‘t bad, but it wasn‘t great...

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Purrfectpages
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Feeling a little low today. My husband and I have been contemplating moving and a property I was really interested in seeing was supposed to have an open house. Drive there only to find out it‘s already under contract before it was even technically on the market. So now I‘m trying to cheer up with some tea and a book. 😔

darklydreaming Oh no :( not sure where you live but the market here is terrible!! Same thing is happening to us 😔 6mo
LaraReads Can completely relate. 💔 We are trying to get our house ready to sell. We‘ve been here for 17 years, and need to do a lot of ‘get ready for a new buyer‘ type stuff. We have seen some really perfect places come & go while we are still prepping. I have to keep telling myself, it‘s not ‘our‘ perfect place if wasn‘t meant to be. Hang in there! 😽 6mo
Purrfectpages @darklydreaming we are in NJ. 6mo
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Purrfectpages @LaraReads our house isn‘t up yet, so it probably wasn‘t meant to be anyhow. But the timing of it all is giving me tons of anxiety. 6mo
LaraReads @Purrfectpages same! Ours isn‘t up yet either, but the stress is so awful! 6mo
Purrfectpages @larareads good luck to you! 6mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts and hugs! 6mo
LaraReads @Purrfectpages to you guys too! Lots of good vibes aiming your way! 6mo
JoScho The right place will come along. Sending love 😊💜 6mo
Freespirit So true. Sending positive thoughts xx 6mo
ephemeralwaltz 💜💜💜💜 6mo
LibrarianJen Something similar happened to us. The realtor of the house we wanted made my realtor jump through so many hoops. We even offered 5k above asking price because we wanted the house that badly. We were within an hour of being under contract only for them to call an say that they accepted another offer. House buying sucks! 6mo
Purrfectpages @JoScho @Freespirit @cobwebmoth thanks. It‘s so early in the process, just trying to stay positive. (edited) 6mo
Crazeedi Something better will come! 6mo
Purrfectpages @LibrarianJen oh no! That sounds awful as you were so much further into the process! My mom was saying it‘s probably better we didn‘t get our hopes up by seeing it in person after all. I hope it all eventually worked out for you. 6mo
Birdsong28 Something better is out there for you, it obviously wasn't meant to be 😘📚📖 6mo
Purrfectpages @birdsong28 thanks. We can hope anyway! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh no! Something better will come along! 😊 6mo
janeycanuck Aww, that sucks. When we bought, we lost out on multiple houses because my indecisive SO hemmed and hawed too long and everything disappeared. But we ended up getting a house we loved - the same will happen for you! 6mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#lavieboheme #musicalnewyear in staying true to the song part of my image may be offensive to some....but I hope not too offensive. Rent is one of my favorite musicals- when it came out a significant number of tickets had to be marketed affordable to students.

vivastory I really liked the tagged book 8mo
Chrissyreadit @vivastory glad to hear- it does sound interesting to me- I was just searching for books that took place in the East Village and it popped up. 8mo
ReadingRover Rent is awesome! My sister has lived in the east village for the past 5 years or so and loves it there. 8mo
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Chrissyreadit @ReadingRover I bet it has changed quite from the East Village I remember. It always seemed a combination of vibrant and sad to me. And fun, but unique. 8mo
ReadingRover @Chrissyreadit It‘s probably changed some but that sounds about right. 8mo
Chrissyreadit @ReadingRover it‘s actually good to know the vibe is still there. Is Indian Row still a place to eat? 8mo
ReadingRover @Chrissyreadit That I don‘t know. I can find out. She lives in Stuyvesant town near avenue C and 16th Street. It‘s technically Gramercy but right above the east village. I don‘t go down as often as I‘d like. 8mo
ReadingRover @Chrissyreadit my mom said she hasn‘t heard of it but that doesn‘t mean it isn‘t there. There‘s a section for every nationality. 8mo
Chrissyreadit @ReadingRover it‘s on 6th between 1st and 2nd ave. Amazing Indian food. The entire block has different Indian restaurants. It was a favorite place of mine to eT, and get henna. If your family like Indian and it‘s still there it was the best! 8mo
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Creadnorthey
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It is super sad but the love story, oddly, is not the sadness. How close this hits to our today, marks the sad truth of our times- the very real often getting obscured by the ever so simple- love trumps all... maybe not but well worth the read.

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NotDrWatson
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I did not find this book funny, but I did enjoy it. I see this book as mostly about fear and how we chose to deal with it, especially when those fears stem from issues or problems that can‘t be overcome. One of those books that was tough to get through but nice to sit and think about afterwards.

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NotDrWatson
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This book is so strange but parts of it manage to stick with me

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AnastasiaPoirier
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"Any gap between us was a failure. Sucess would come when neither of us knew where one ended and the other began."

RaimeyGallant Lovely. 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#MarchIntoOz Day 19: This has a #IfYouLeaveMeCanIComeToo vibe - anyone who has read this or any Shteyngart yet? Sounds like a dystopian love story with philosophical musings on immortality and what it truly means to be human.

julesG I read it some time ago. It took me some time to get into it. I remember a few times when I thought WTF am I reading here? 1y
Billypar I really liked it- great speculative fiction and clever dark comedy. Just don't go in expecting a tearful romantic tragedy: that part is more Woody Allen, I'd say. I would also recommend another of his, Absurdistan. 1y
GatheringBooks @julesG i love having those WTF moments while reading. i hope it‘s a good WTF though. hahahhaa. :) 1y
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GatheringBooks @Billypar i don‘t have absurdistan in my shelves as yet - this was a #BigBadWolf book find in KL. now i am even more intrigued to read this novel, thanks to you! 1y
Cinfhen Well played👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻definitely intrigued😮 1y
azulaco This has been on my Kindle app forever. I keep meaning to start it. I love speculative fiction, so I think I‘ll like it once I get on it. 1y
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AnastasiaPoirier
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So many absurd, yet true observations. A scary, and sickening (but also hilarious) possible future. Loved this book!

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
AnastasiaPoirier Thanks for the welcomes, peeps! Still learning how to drive this thing :) 1y
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LoLo_and_The_Dude Welcome to Litsy!! 📚📚💖 1y
AmyG Thanks @Jess7 ....Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
TheLibrarian Welcome!! 1y
BarbaraJean Welcome to Litsy! 1y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 1y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁🎉📚 1y
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Purrfectpages
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Ericmanciniwriter
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This is what a reading slump looks like: me pulling out my favorite books and reading a paragraph here or there, leaving them littered around the house. Does anyone else do this?

Bookzombie I start multiple random books, not always favorites. I really liked Super Sad True Love Story though. 🙂 2y
Suet624 Did you settle on one? 2y
Ericmanciniwriter @Suet624 does all at the same time count? 😀 2y
Suet624 🤔😁 2y
mauveandrosysky Definitely. 2y
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shelbyy
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I read this one for my postmodern literature class, and I really enjoyed it. The plot was bizarre, but it is also plausible. The way the world is now, I can see how the future could turn out in that way. The loss of literacy and the focus on vanity is a future that I hope never comes to be. Overall, it was an entertaining and thought-provoking novel.

Vansa I LOVED this. 2y
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mellisarock
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Yesterday I made the decision to return all my library books guilt free & read #whathappenedbyhillaryrodhamclinton
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My plan worked perfectly until I spotted the new releases shelf...I returned 9 books & took home 6!
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Have you read:
#emmainthenight
#singunburiedsing
#youngjaneyoung
#menwithoutwomen
#theministryofutmosthappiness
#finalgirls
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Do you share my lack of bookish will power & bury yourselves in tbrs you'll never finish? ♥️😂

drokka I think that will power to reduce book purchases is kind of a fantasy or fiction at the very least. Lol 2y
CocoReads Fear of running out of things to read keeps me happily in tbr piles! 2y
ChasingOm 😂 2y
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Eggs I fear the thought of dying before my tbr list is conquered 😵😜😳 2y
janeycanuck Young Jane Young is delightful! Reminded me of 2y
StephanieMarie I find once I pick up the first book, it just kind of accelerates and then I have 14 and I'm struggling to carry them 😶 2y
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Billypar
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Poor Lenny - I think many on Litsy will sympathize with our not-so-young-anymore hero as he struggles with #modernlove in a near future society where social media has completed its takeover, and the physical books he still carries are only recognized by others for their offensive ink odor. In speculative fiction terms, I feel like this is after William Gibson's last trilogy but before Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy #septembowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great synopsis 💚 2y
BarbaraBB I like your review better than I remember the book! 2y
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Billypar @BarbaraBB It may be because I took a sympathetic angle towards Lenny- I do also remember being frustrated with him at different points, but I can't remember specifics. 2y
BrownGirlReading Hated this book! 2y
Billypar @BrownGirlReading I enjoyed it but can definitely see it's one that will get very different reactions. 2y
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LaraReads
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Monday's thrift store finds! I love thrifting so much (and flea markets & estate sales). I love to decorate with thrifty finds & I adore 2nd hand books. And I think Josie approves! 😻 Grand total $6.25.

#latestbookhaul #afavoritehobby #junebookbugs #riotgrams #secondhand #thriftstore #bookhaul #catsoflitsy

Libby1 ❤️Josie❤️ 2y
EvieBee Me too! I love saving money and finding treasures others threw out, especially books! Josie is a cutie! My mom's dog is also name Josephine (Josie) 😁 (edited) 2y
RealLifeReading Great haul! 2y
LaraReads @Libby1 💕 she's my little old lady & best friend 2y
LaraReads @EvieBee84 Yes! To all of that affordable thrifty treasures! And she's about to turn 15! ?We've always sung that song to her, like Jack in Titanic:

"Come Josephine
in my flying machine,
Going up she goes!
Up she goes!"
2y
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SarahSDavis
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Stopped by Joseph Fox Bookstore today in Philadelphia for some pay-day fun.

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CherylDeFranceschi
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LauraBeth I ❤️ Lily's face 😹 2y
CherylDeFranceschi @LauraBeth She is very serious today. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Love this cover....how's the book??? 2y
CherylDeFranceschi @Cinfhen Funny and weird and oddly prescient. 2y
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jennw1212
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#riotgrams #funnybooks brilliant book that is both hysterical and heartbreaking.

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bookish_frau
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#2017readharderchallenge Book written by an immigrant. Seriously freaking me out, all of this could happen now...

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manifestsanity
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This love story is set against the backdrop of a near future NYC, a consumer culture dystopia. The world is going to hell and everyone is distracted by online gadgetry and brand name merchandise. This funny, tender satire is one of my favorite books of the past few years. Lenny Abramov and Eunice Park are a tragic odd couple trying to eke meaning out of a superficial world dominated by status and wealth.

#inthemoodforlove #seasonsreadings2016

charl08 Intriguing. 3y
JDHawkins Oooooh, sold. Added tbr. 3y
RanaElizabeth Shteyngart can be repetitive but this one was a goodie. 3y
jeff This is near the top of my TBR! 3y
vivastory Just added to my TBR a few days ago. 3y
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LyndseyReads
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This my book club's next pick. I can't get excited about it. Someone change my mind!

Zelma I got nothing. Shteyngart and I don't get along. 😬 3y
susanw I read this a few years ago, and liked it, but I can't do much convincing as I don't really remember that much. I think it did sort of predict the protests of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Not helpful, sorry. 3y
LyndseyReads @Zelma and @susanw I feel less alone now at least! :) 3y
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Super Sad True Love Story

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