First Lines of the New Gary Shteyngart

By posted at 12:01 pm on February 10, 2010 3

Here are the first lines of the new Gary Shteyngart novel, Super Sad True Love Story, forthcoming in July: “Today I’ve made a major decision: I am never going to die. Others will die around me. They will be nullified. Nothing of their personality will remain. The light switch will be turned off.”

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3 Responses to “First Lines of the New Gary Shteyngart”

  1. G
    at 1:50 pm on February 10, 2010

    I like this whole first line from upcoming books thing you have going on. These first lines do not make me want to read this book, though. Too precious.

  2. Matt
    at 2:56 pm on February 10, 2010

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to see the phrase “new Gary Shteyngart novel”!

    It wasn’t on most of those “books we’re excited about next year lists”, so a welcome surprise. Plus, it’s a heckuva sentence.

  3. indoorcamping
    at 1:19 pm on March 10, 2010

    Oh boy! Another kinda creepy, sorta funny, odd, quirky wild ride. Never underestimate the guy who wrote the greatest circumcision story of all time.

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