Serviceable Sentences, 6/10,000

Wouldn’t we have it all if Superman could be art and religion, if the mass-manufactured products that reared us (and reared our fathers and our grandfathers too) could truly compensate for or replace—via the novelist-magician’s ledgerdemain—the old high culture destroyed in different ways by both American commerce and European slaughter?
—John Pistelli, “[Review]” (10 Jan 2017) of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon (2000)