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(from Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Issue 102)


“Boredom is dangerous,” writes Benjamin Samuel, Co-Editor of Electric Literature, in his introduction to this issue of Recommended Reading. “It can make us lazy, complacent, and if we suffer too much of it we’re liable to become boring ourselves. For the whalers at sea in Anu Jindal’s “Not a Bad Bunch,” boredom is far more insidious; according to the ship’s surgeon, who narrates the story, it’s an early symptom of an infectious and barbarous madness. The crew isn’t looking for trouble—they’re hunting for whales—but in such close quarters with few distractions, any transgression is cause for revenge.


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