The story of a different internet era, told through a website called Celine Dreams, whose zenith was between 2003 and 2007, and whose purpose was for its founder to gather and then interpret visitors’ dreams about Celine Dion.
A meditative piece on the value of reading books, in comparison with our digital lives – “the internet, is a nowhere space, a shallow time. It is a flat and impenetrable surface. But with a book, we dive in; we are sucked in; we are immersed, body and soul.”
As the author of this piece puts it – “What connects Leonardo da Vinci, a Russian oligarch, a Baton Rouge sheet metal man, a Saudi prince, several major museums, and a Swiss tycoon?’. The answer – Salvator Mundi.
This story about a hit novelist’s complex web of fabrications has gone viral this week, unsurprisingly, as it offers readers an intoxicating combination of literary intrigue, society gossip, and schadenfreude.