I'm in college and some friends are starting a book club. Pic related is the first book. What, if anything, do I have to look forward to? Also recs for second book appreciated; the memier and meta-er the better, frankly. Nothing too long, though.
This is one of the best collections I've read from the past decade. The first story is the weakest, but the rest are much better. I recommend that you don't read the title story until last, it spoils some of the other stories (not just plot elements), and also the story Interesting Facts has moreimpact when read last. I honestly have no fucking clue why he didn't put Interesting Facts last.
The cover and the title are pretty misleading. It irks me, but also makes me chuckle. Good way to get normies to read about pedophiles, and former East German prisons notorious for their torture.
That cover makes me want to go to a run-down convenience store outside Reno and get some scratch tickets. Interesting to find out what the book actually deals with; thanks for the info.
The only tie in to it is in the title story, a couple of guys who defected from North Korea used to print fake lottery tickets. It's the only story any lottery has anything to deal with, and even then it isn't a huge part.