"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
Just a passing mention. Given the interest in alternative fuels, you wonder if this sort of experience lies in our near future.
Rydell is one of the main characters in the book; he helps us bring our own perspective to the peculiar world of the novel. I wonder if a fried chicken franchise might sponsor some of these trucks, adding some secret spices to the exhaust?
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