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Andrew Blevins

 

The Selfishness of Others

Kristin Dombek’s The Selfishness of Others begins by introducing three characters.

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Gamelife

amelife is part traditional memoir, part philosophical meditation on computer games. In this way it’s similar to Clune’s deservedly praised White Out, a memoir about heroin addiction that juxtaposed a traditional recovery narrative with Proustian musings on addiction and memory. But that’s where the parallels end. Clune regretted heroin, or at least was glad to have quit. He has no regrets at all about the time he spent playing computer games.

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