I just finished The Panopticon by Jennifer Fagan. I enjoyed it, and it became far more of a page turner than I thought upon initially reading it. It’s worthy of a far more well-thought-out review, but immediately I made two observations:
- I too often judge authors based upon their courage – for instance, I thought that Perrotta wimped out in his execution of what is a great idea. I kept wondering if Fagan was going to let Anais off the hook, even though I have no idea what that really means.
- It also made me think of this essay in The New Inquiry on why we ‘trigger warnings’ on lit…