“Noam Dorr sees things others don’t and wants you to experience them in ways that others won’t. I did, and you should too. If form’s the jam for Noam, it’s not the only jam: Love Drones has an ethical and intellectual weight and light inside it too. What you’re holding may look like a book but it’s a goddamn hypercube.”
“Love Drones bristles with divergent forms of caring, contributing to a pleasurably unsettled settling of a book. Through a series of curated dis-assemblages, Noam Dorr foregrounds and reverses what it means to be subjects in landscapes of memory and anecdote, of taste and feeling and attention (love). Or, rather, he traps us in divisions, small threats, looming violence, and unremitting political attention (drones). Do we know home, harbor, or a sense of wonder? Or are we shaped inevitably into parts and pieces by haunted imaginations and histories of silence? I know no answers from this diamond-hard book, but I am so glad to carry its unforgettable and beautifully wrought questions.”
“Technology is the background hum of our lives, the drone we cannot escape. It purports to make our lives more efficient while rendering our most intimate interactions―war and violence, love, desire, empathy―increasingly meaningless. Dorr’s book is a subtle examination of the ways in which technology transforms our world into a kind of machine. The essays themselves are cyborgic―part poem, history, cultural criticism, war elegy, and memoir. They blend various literary genres together to create something intellectually explosive and entirely new. It’s a gorgeous and powerful book.”
"Noam Dorr made it clear that nonfiction is the place where genre definitions go to get broken."
―Nicole Walker, Essay Daily