Saturday, 12 June 2010


'"Awesome," I said, in a peculiar way, I knew, our generation had of finding that everything either 'sucked' or was 'awesome.' We used awesome the way that the British used brilliant: for anything at all. Perhaps, as with the British, it was a kind of antidepressant: inflated rhetoric to keep the sorry truth at bay.'
Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs, p.76.