Nov 02 2014
I understand that “Super Sad True Love Story” is supposed to communicate that consumer culture and materialism bring out the worst in people. However, I found Gary Shteyngart’s writing style difficult to follow and, at times, ridiculous. The story reads as though it were written by a parent trying way too hard to fit in with teenage children. While I agree with Shteyngart’s argument that consumerism can drive people to be narcissistic, greedy, and selfish, I wish it had been presented differently. The over-the-top language and behavior from Lenny and Eunice was somewhat jarring and made it difficult to focus on the true message.
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