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Naive.Super

by Erlend Loe

They say that time moves faster on top of the Empire State Building than on the ground - but does it matter? A funny, philosophical and easy-to-read book for everybody who’s ever wondered about the meaning of life!

Extract

There are too many confusing elements present. Things I know. Thoughts I have. Sarcasm. Things I think I ought to be doing and places I ought to be going. Always other places. Sometimes I envy the goldfish. Apparently, they only have a few seconds’ worth of memory span. It’s impossible for them to follow a train of thought. They experience everything for the first time. Every time. As long as they themselves aren’t aware of their handicap, life must be one long happy story. A party. Excitement from dawn to dusk.

Parallels

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
 

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