Cole Scott-Knox-Under, an idealistic technophobe purposefully relegating himself to a minimum-wage fast food job, suddenly notices he is suffering from a strange neurosis: inanimate objects appear to be speaking to him, and the symptoms are worsening.
Hallucinations of lethal drink lids, personified congratulations balloons, desperate old VHS tapes, buried-alive beepers, chatty styrofoam cups, and a holocaust of waste threaten to sever him from his family, friends and job. Or are they hallucinations at all?
This final installment of a triptych of novels about technology and madness sends characters both animate and inanimate on a sweeping adventure into neurosis, metaphysics, drinking, garbage, love, crazed artists and entrepreneurs, powerful furniture magnates, hyperbolic intellectuals, family politics, world revolution, and, eventually, into South Dakota.
A weird dark comedy examining one of the foundational pieces of U.S. modernity and crisis-disposability, in all its concrete and abstract forms.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
for DISPOSABLE THOUGHT
1 An Introduction of Mindset, and History of Materials
2 Origins, and Study of Conflicting Opposites
3 Paradox, the Complex Web, and the Question of Acceptance
4 Nadir, and Hypothetical Executions
5 The Struggle Back Upward, Humanity Separatism, and Objectism
6 Collapse, Conviction, or Possible Lack Thereof
7 Displacement, Experimentation, Odd Geographical Results
8 Love, Supranet, and the Threat of Traditionalism
9 Schism, Movement, Context
10 Terminus of Normality, and Thoughts on Disposability