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24 May 2022

Leilani // Luster

Raven Leilani’s Luster is hilarious, with gems such as:

I think I see Eric on the other side of the room but it is just a lamp.

Some of the character dynamics got me thinking about the old line “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

I used to interpret this as: the more power you have, the more temptation there is to / the more likely you are to do acts of evil by misusing that power.

A few bits in this book got me thinking there is also another interpretation: the more power / good fortune you have, the less you can attribute acts of good to your own agency (and it is easier to just chalk them up to freebies resulting from luck).


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