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persona non grata
О главном не пишут в газетах и о главном молчит телеграф
Начал читать новый роман Нила Стивенсона "Fall; or, Dodge in Hell". Многообещающе и вот прям про сейчас, очень злободневно.
Вторая часть бодро начинается с fake news про ядерный терроризм в США.

"Corvallis wondered if the wording had been run by the networks’ lawyers. To call it a “nuclear strike” or “nuclear disaster” would be to suggest that it had actually happened. “Nuclear terror” only meant that some people were terrified. The network was hedging its bets. Because at some level, the people in charge must have figured out by now that it was a hoax. To come out and say as much would be to lose all of their viewers to competitors who were still acting as if it had really happened. Calling it “terror,” on the other hand, was no lie, and enabled them to keep pumping shit onto the air."


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q_w_z From: q_w_z Date: June 19th, 2019 05:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Он прекрасен so far (прочитал четверть пока).
lifewalker From: lifewalker Date: June 19th, 2019 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Надеюсь, классик жанра не подведёт с концовкой, да.
q_w_z From: q_w_z Date: June 21st, 2019 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Собственно, да. Seveneves во второй части был неубедителен, а хотелось бы.
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