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Head Full of Mountains
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Like a lot of Hayward's fiction, this novel interleaves a theme of flawed and broken humanity on all levels: physical deformity, mental discontinuity, plans gone aft agley, terrible lack of foresight, and is also a nod to the persistence of life in a...more
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The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
The Dervish House
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This is one of a growing trend of very finely written, well researched novels, that, if it had dealt with any other topic than genre, stands shoulders above most mainstream fiction. It centres its narrative around the title location, an old tekke in...more
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Annie Dillard
“All the green in the planted world consists of these whole, rounded chloroplasts wending their ways in water. If you analyze a molecule of chlorophyll itself, what you get is one hundred thirty-six atoms of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen arranged in an exact and complex relationship around a central ring. At the ring's center is a single atom of magnesium. Now: If you remove the atom of magnesium and in its exact place put an atom of iron, you get a molecule of hemoglobin. The iron atom combines with all the other atoms to make red blood, the streaming red dots in the goldfish's tail.”
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Terry Pratchett
“I see evil when I look in my shaving mirror. It is, philosophically, present everywhere in the universe in order, apparently, to highlight the existence of good. I think there is more to this theory, but I tend to burst out laughing at this point.”
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Terry Pratchett
“And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built in to the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.”
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Roméo Dallaire
“Many signs point to the fact that the youth of the Third World will no longer tolerate living in circumstances that give them no hope for the future. From the young boys I met in the demobilization camps in Sierra Leone to the suicide bombers of Palestine and Chechnya, to the young terrorists who fly planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we can no longer afford to ignore them. We have to take concrete steps to remove the causes of their rage, or we have to be prepared to suffer the consequences.”
Roméo Dallaire, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

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