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Spurious by Lars Iyer
Spurious by Lars Iyer
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If you never thought you'd find yourself laughing out loud at the prospect of human extinction, then Spurious is the book to make you do it. The interchanges between its two characters range from anticipating the coming of the apocalypse, that is, of financial and environmental collapse, to W.'s berating of Lars's constant snacking; from bemoaning the impossibility of thinking like the thinkers of "Old Europe" used to think, to W.'s advice on the importance of always carrying wipes in your manbag. The juxtaposition of grand themes, spoken about with an earnestness too close to the themes to be illuminating and too hyperbolic to ever be enough, and the minutiae of the character's minor… Read more