Vanishing body parts, bush fires everywhere, and a dying mother. See what I thought of Richard Flanagan’s new novel “The Living Sea of Waking Dreams”.
Why is it that in our imagined fantasies, Asian countries are the bad guys? In light of the pandemic, I feel like this is even more important to talk about. What internal biases do we hold as a country if this is our default bad guy?
“It’s guilt: mass guilt, generational guilt. The olds feel they irretrievably fucked up the world, then allowed us to be born in it. You know what? It’s true. That’s exactly what they did. They know it, we know it. Everybody knows it” (55).
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Flight Behaviour reminded me that I have not read enough books set in today’s world. It was a refreshing notion that made the story feel personal and very real. It reconnected me …