Saturday, February 11, 2017

Trump's Election Causes 5,000,000,000% Increase In Sales Of Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Novel "The Handmaid's Tale"!!!!!!11111

   The book has "become an increasingly relevant read in recent years," because Trump is very likely to turn America into a totalitarian patriarchal theocracy. “At this moment in U.S. history, quite a few people are worried that it's going that way," the author told NPR.
   In completely unrelated news, Hulu is about to release a series based on the book, and advertised it during the Superbowl.

   Hyperbolic anti-Trump hysteria: it's not helping.

4 Comments:

Blogger Pete Mack said...

Yeah, I can understanding why sales have picked up, but not to that extent. It's not a great book.
In other news, some Italian anti-Enlightenment philosopher I'd never heard of is getting play, courtesy of Bannon. Guy named Ebola, er, Evola.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/world/europe/bannon-vatican-julius-evola-fascism.html?smid=tw-share

Kind of thing that does not discourage paranoia.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

"Kind of thing that does not discourage paranoia."

Understatement of the fucking year.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

Is there a way to see actual numbers of book sold? I couldn't find it. 200% is rather meaningless without the actual number of books sold before and after. Just a random gripe.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

LOOOL that did not even occur to me.

2:47 PM  

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