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Gregory Hughes

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Liverpool, The United Kingdom
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Got off to a bad start as a teenager. Expelled from school. That said I've had an okay life. I've had hundreds of different jobs. Ive done a lot of traveling and met a lot of good people along the way.

I escaped Delhi's 100 degree heat and came to Ladakh. It’s the coldest inhabited place on earth after Siberia. Fitting as I'm reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s truly brilliant One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. I’m here to re-write my Mexican story, and reading his work has helped me see where I went wrong. It’s not just that I got the plot wrong (as I originally thought). It’s that the voi... Read more of this blog post »
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Unhooking the Moon

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Summertime of the Dead

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich sums up life in a Soviet Gulag to the point where you actually feel like you're inside. The hunger, the bitter cold, and the petty bureaucracy weigh on the prisoners like led. Shukhof has to calculate and scheme ...more
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“But that's life. We wander around like blind mice searching for whatever it is we're looking for. From mice to miserable men, from the poetry of childhood's hour to the darkness of death's goddamn dominion, we never stop searching. Why can't we just be?”
Gregory Hughes, Unhooking the Moon

“fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
Gregory Hughes, Unhooking the Moon

“I suppose it's better to be real people like me and the Rat living in the park than it is to be a phony living in a Fifth Avenue apartment. But what did I know? I wasn't even a teenager yet.”
Gregory Hughes, Unhooking the Moon

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200 book challenge: Lydia's 2011 Books 27 136 Feb 02, 2012 03:09PM  
“Adults, in their dealing with children, are insane," he [Ed Ricketts] said. "And children know it too. Adults lay down rules they would not think of following, speak truths they do not believe. And yet they expect children to obey the rules, believe the truths, and admire and respect their parents for this nonsense. Children must be very wise and secret to tolerate adults at all. And the greatest nonsense of all that adults expect children to believe is that people learn by experience. No greater lie was ever revered. And its falseness is immediately discerned by children since their parents obviously have not learned anything by experience. Far from learning, adults simply become set in a maze of prejudices and dreams and sets of rules whose origins they do not know and would not dare inspect for fear the whole structure might topple over on them. I think children instinctively know this," Ed said. "Intelligent children learn to conceal their knowledge and keep free of this howling mania.”
John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

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Gregory Hughes Doing more writing than reading at the mo. Should finish the first draft of this new book in about 6 weeks.

Gregory Hughes Is all that we see or seem just a dream within a dream

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