Utopia Is Creepy and Other Provocations
By Nicholas Carr
It’s ironic that Carr, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, takes on modern life’s short attention spans and worship of the superficial in a series of essays, some barely a page and one merely a sentence. But, as the title promises, these are rapid-fire volleys of ideas deceptively designed to engage at a depth greater than 140 characters. By turns wry and revelatory, and occasionally maddening, Carr succeeds in shaking the reader out of screen-zombie complacency.