Sunday, October 24, 2021

Discerning where things were headed …

Topless, a Noir Tragicomedy That Anticipated the Scandals of the Present. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In his 1973 novel The Bridge, Mano gave us a dystopian nightmare that managed to anticipate both the COVID pandemic we have endured over the past year and a half and the ravages of a cancel culture that seeks to outlaw any sense of pride in the heroes and achievements of the un-woke past. The Bridge has long been out of print. If a publisher released the book today, people could easily believe they were reading a contemporary novel about the realities around them. But even that is not Mano’s most prescient book.

No comments:

Post a Comment