lullaby by chuck palahniuk

you know you’re reading a great book, when you immediatly start to portion your reading, because you don’t want to finish the book to fast…
this is another great set up of a story by chuck palahniuk and then he just ever so casually drops in stuff like the following:

“these people who need their television or stereo or radio playing all the time. these people so scared of silence. these are my neighbors. these sound-oholics. these quiet-ophobics.
[…]
no one wants to admit we’re addicted to music. that’s just not possible. no one’s addicted to music, and television and radio. we just need more of it, more channels, a larger screen, more volume.
we can’t bear to be without it, but no, nobody’s addicted.
we could turn it off anytime.
[…]
these distraction-oholics. these focus-ophobics.
old george orwell got it backward.
big brother is not watching. he’s singing and dancing. he’s pulling a rabit out of a hat. big brother is busy holding your attention every minute you’re awake. he’s making sure you’re always distracted. he’s making shure you’re fully absorbed.”
“the trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
the shortcut to closing any door is to bury yourself in the little details.”

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