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My Heart Forgets To Beat
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Squash anyone?When I see a beat up pair of shoes, a jacket or any old piece of tat laid out on the roadside, my mind flips into Survivalist Mode. I become one of that handful of folk left after the world's been devastated by nuclear war. Because it's hard for us New Age Sewer Rats to get basic stuff like food and clothing, anything we find becomes valuable. Even that oversized pair of trainers... Read more of this blog post »
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Olives by A.E. Stallings
"Olives is a pleasing collection by an understated master of formalism, sprinkled with quirkily intelligent puns and tidily epigrammatic turns-of-phrase (death is described as "the rude democracy of bone"; nightfall is described as "The earth [turn..." Read more of this review »
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
"Probably any tight-assed Texas oil baron who owns stock in Halliburton and Lockheed or some other part of the Oil/Military-Industrial Complex would hate it. People who profit from war might be turned-off by a book that shows the gory truth or sati..." Read more of this review »
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A History of Warfare by John Keegan
"I read this book back when it came out and picked it up again just to see if I'd find it as enlightening now, 20 years on, as I did when I first read it.

As an overview of the world history of war and conflict, Keegan does an admirable job. By nece..." Read more of this review »
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Lauren Bacall by Myself by Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall by Myself
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What constitutes a feminist icon? Simone de Beauvoir? Germaine Greer? Madonna? Soon after this Instagram message appeared,

madonna: Thank you Margaret Thatcher!
#unapologetic# - rebelheart

the sender deleted it. Reports say she had received a barrage of
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John Steinbeck
“When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Jack Kerouac
“So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, and all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars'll be out, and don't you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be drooping and shedding her sparkler dims on the prairie, which is just before the coming of complete night that blesses the earth, darkens all the rivers, cups the peaks and folds the final shore in, and nobody, nobody knows what's going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old, I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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