Real-life Tom Ripley?
Handsome face. check
Graduated from Oxford. check
Loves French Bulldogs. heavy check
While this sounds like the ingredient list for the most ideal Tinder match for me, it also is a good time to quote Samantha from Sex in the City “Honey, if he seems too good to be true, he probably is.” In Ian Parker’s New Yorker article (could be categorized as a small novella imo) we discover that yes, Dan Mallory is in fact too good to be true. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the literary world and possibly a preview for a reboot of “Making a Murderer.”
Sidenote: The Audm app. (https://www.audm.com) It’s a bit pricy, but it kind of magically converts a really long article like the aforementioned New Yorker article in a really digestible podcast-like format—and if you’re anything like me, the more ammo I have to combat having to listen to the person next to me eating chicken wings on the subway, the better.