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Philip Oyok

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Cool, introspective, laid-back but interesting ... those are just a couple of words I'd like to use in describing the type of person I am. Humorous too, and I'd rather smile all day than cry all night.

I've been writing since the decade began. sometimes introspective, but that's usually in my poems. I write what I feel, hardly about what I can touch. the rest comes to me simply in dreams.


Sometimes I don't wish to write at all.

But it's hard saying no to the feeling ... turning my back away from it. Anyone who has this feeling would agree with me on this. Once that Third Eye of Imagination gets opened, it's hard closing it back. I know this because I've tried shutting it down. Have pulled the plug on it time after time. Then I do a bit of sleepwalking in the late hours of the nig... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 17, 2010 09:08 • 110 views • Tags: going-out, lonely-life, long-walks, writing
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010 — 4 editions
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A God Once Passed this Way (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2010 09:08AM
Description: Introspection concerning life and of being alive in this world.
I Love to Say Goodbye (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2010 09:04AM
Description: Breaking up from friends, lovers and others.
A Song for Jenny (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2010 08:40AM
Description: A mother has to make a choice between her daughter and the man who took her daughter's life.
A Rush of Blood (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2010 08:29AM
Description: A thief meets his contract killer.

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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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John Grisham writes about Law thrillers, but I tend to believe he actually has much distaste for the genre. I've read through a couple of his books and have notice several similarities amongst his main characters: in the beginning, they tend to be yo...more
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The Shining by Stephen King
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It's hard even now for me to declare just which version of this story that I'm enthralled with - the movie version that was made so brilliantly by Stanley Kubrick, or the book that was actually written by Stephen King. Really it's so hard to make up...more
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The book scared the living Jesus out of me the first time I read it. The movie scared me too when I first watched it, and I was a little kid at the time. In a way, the book spoke so much to me, besides being a work of horror from a Horror Master who...more
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A Rumor Of War by Philip Caputo
A Rumor Of War
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I read this book when I was much too young to have known what the Vietnam conflict had been about. It was a rather strange, satisfying and invigorating experience, seeing and reading about those American soldiers almost as if they were your next-door...more
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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.Thomas A. Edison
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The book is broad and overwhelming in detail, language, tone and character. It reads a lot like a soap-opera, the way the characters tangle with each other's lives. The largest of them all being that of Croaker, a man caught in the middle of a Shakes...more
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“Less talk, please! Let's just do.”
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“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

“If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
Gordon A. Eadie

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