There is a famous scene in the Wachowskis' 1999 film, The Matrix, that has become a beloved meme of conspiracy theorists around the world. The rebel leader Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne, presents the hacker Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, with a choice of two pills: if he swallows the blue one, he can carry on living his normal life, believing whatever he wants about the strange glitches he keeps noticing in his experience of reality; if he takes the red one, he can take a tumble down the rabbit hole and learn the truth about what lies behind that reality. Needless to say, Neo picks the red one; the surface of a mirror into which he looks turns fluid at his touch and begins to envelop his body. The next moment he finds himself naked and hairless in a pink...
Book Review| May 01 2019
Welcome to the Real World
Fictional Matter: Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel(
U of Pennsylvania P,
368, cloth, $59.95.
Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Joseph Drury; Welcome to the Real World. Novel 1 May 2019; 52 (1): 136–139. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00295132-7330254
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