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Mar 23, 2021laphampeak rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Lockwood's book is more of a writer's creative expression than a fictional narrative. It's separate pieces read like social media posts that grab snippets of conversation and thought. Much of it seems a bit like aspects of Lockwood's real life. It's poignant yet humorous. "The people who lived in the portal were often compared to those legendary experiment rats who kept hitting a button over and over to get a pellet. But at least the rats were getting a pellet, or the hope of a pellet, or the memory of a pellet. When we hit the button, all we were getting was to be more of a rat."