Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)

‘In Xanadu’ by Thomas M. Disch

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Sarrantonio suggests this story “recalls a bit his New Wave days”. Presumably what he means by this is that Disch has given each section its own title. I’m not a huge fan of Disch’s work, not even from the period when he was sane. This is pretty good though, even if it does have rather too many obvious riffs on consumerism like “YOUR AFTERLIFE BEGINS NOW! BROUGHT TO YOU BY DISNEY-MITSUBISHI PRODUCTIONS OF QUEBEC”.

Quality: ***
Shiftiness: ***

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Written by Martin

2 May 2009 at 20:36

Posted in sf, short stories

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