ThisNothing book is really something.
It all starts innocently enough on the first day of school when seventh-grader Pierre Anton declares that nothing matters, nothing is worth doing, and he walks out. Perched in a tree, he taunts his former Danish classmates with nihilistic and existential declarations. Soeren Kierkegaard would be proud.
His classmates struggle and conspire to prove that, indeed, there is meaning in the world, but their efforts descend into a macabre and modern-day version of Lord of the Flies. This book by Janne Teller is thought-provoking, subversive, and a substantial read.


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August 1, 2015 · 3:51 pm

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