Thursday, June 12, 2014
Jennifer Egan, Look at Me
Jennifer Egan, Look at Me. I don't have much patience for meditations on the meaning of self in the digital age, and the central conceit of the faceless model didn't convince me. But the language is lovely, and the whole book is rich enough to hold even with a weak thread or two. I loved some of the themes, particularly the vanished industrial America still present at the liminal intersections. Much of the story was set in Rockford, IL, a town I know well, and where this past country still lurches on, decaying and undead, looming over the present.