Get ready to start checking out the "Fuckability" index of some seriously depressed TV characters. Gary Shteyngart's depressing, hilarious book Super Sad True Love Story is going to be a TV series — with Ben Stiller executive-producing, and directing a bunch of episodes.
Some people's futures are determined by popular vote: American Idol contestants, class presidents, and people who want to get gay married in California. But what if every aspect of our lives was determined by our reputation and popularity? Would our futures be better, or would the tyranny of the popular spin us into…
Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story is one of the most talked-about novels of the year — but it's also a genuinely impressive piece of dystopian satire. Anyone who wants to see clever near-future worldbuilding should check it out.
Gary Shteyngart, author of the hit novel Super Sad True Love Story, tells the L.A. Times he wanted to set his novel after the collapse of the United States. But the disaster scenarios he came up with kept coming true.