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    apocalypse, pain, and writing

    From an interview with Nick Harkaway, whose The Gone-Away World is a book I still would like very much to read:

    "It's not really enough any more to say "this will destroy the world", because that's sort of a given. You have to show what that means, why it matters. You have to show pain. We all know about pain on some level. Apocalypse is a gag. Pain is real. Contemporary issues - albeit dressed up and taken sideways - they make you feel. You have a stake in the action. And without that sense of investiture, action is just noise. "

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    Thursday, February 02, 2012
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