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"I'm never going to finish this book because the writing is so perfect that I read every paragraph about 3 times." Aug 24, 2015 01:18AM

 
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"Had to put this aside for a while because holy wow it is bleak. Doesn't mean it's not also really good, but one really has to be in the mood for it." Aug 09, 2015 02:04AM

 
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“...she had saved herself for this, stored her love within her so that this book, which could not possibly have been written for any purpose but to crawl inside her and dwell there like a holy thing, so that this book would not be ashamed of her profligacy.”
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“The keeping of lists was for November an exercise kin to repeating of a rosary. She considered it neither obsessive nor compulsive, but a ritual, an essential ordering of the world into tall, thin jars containing perfect nouns. Enough nouns connected one to the other create a verb, and verbs had created everything, had skittered across the face of the void like pebbles across a frozen pond. She had not created a verb herself, but the cherry-wood cabinet in the hall contained book after book, jar after jar, vessel upon vessel, all brown as branches, and she had faith.”
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Katharina is on page 100 of 367 of Palimpsest: I'm never going to finish this book because the writing is so perfect that I read every paragraph about 3 times.
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