Anne (netmouse) wrote,

Zeitgeist, by Bruce Sterling, reminds me somewhat of things written by Tim Powers. This is a surrealist story where the narrative rules what can and can't happen and how people are perceived (and perceive themselves) has a serious effect on what and how they are.

It was published in 2000 by Bantam Books. on pg 188 Leggy Starlitz is talking to a young up-and-coming Russian hood, Viktor, who says to him,

"Their new yankee darlings are the KLA, an Albanian terrorist mob. They steal cars and sell heroin! It's how the KLA bought the guns to massacre pregnant Serbian women and gouge the eyes out of children."

"yeah, that's some story, all right."

"The KLA were all trained by Osama bin Laden. You know that, don't you?"

"Oh yeah, millionaire philanthropist and all that, he's a heavy guy, Osama bin Laden."

... it makes me wonder to what extent Sterling expected bin Laden to pop out on the world scene like he did.

  • morning

    First thing this morning I went to the bathroom and contemplated my veins. The main one in the right elbow collapsed during the second colonoscopy…

  • Don't Go to the Grocery Store for Toilet Paper 

    See if you can Order it from a Restaurant or Ask your Boss to Supply It URGENT: Please contact your favorite large/chain restaurants that are…

  • Recipe Exchange

    My friend Gini emailed me an old-fashioned recipe exchange tree letter, where you send one recipe back to the person who sent THEM the letter, then…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.