No One is Talking About This, London: Bloomsbury, 2021

Patricia Lockwood

I finished this in a couple of days and it was funny and touching—people probably think of Lockwood as a Twitter phenomenon but she'd have been a good writer no matter what platform she'd made her own. Mostly I've been reading her via the LRB lately and it's odd to go back to her extremely online stuff. Since I deleted my account a couple of years ago, Twitter and the way people act on it and talk about it have begun to seem dated, which gave No One is Talking About This an even stranger feeling than it might have had. I think its publishers think it's about the next big thing, but to me it felt almost nostalgic.