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Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
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Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos
Language Arts
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The Cover--simply gorgeous and arresting.
The portrayal of 4th grade in the 60s, and the way the author uncovered the deep dysfunction in the Marlow family.
This novel has some of the most realistic couple squabbling I've ever read. Thes
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Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos
"Language Arts is one of those slow-moving books that proceeds at a sedate pace, allowing the story to unfold in its own time. It's a sad, moving, sometimes lovely story about intersecting lives, a page-turner if you enjoy books that delve a lot in..." Read more of this review »
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Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green
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Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio
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This guy writes good. The essays are engrossing. Sometimes the vocabulary is beyond even me (and I'm a logophile.)

Good line--and there are many: "the best writers I know are fascinated by the ordinary--it's so shockingly alive with trouble."
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Tough Shit by Kevin Smith
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Kevin Smith tells it how it is--vividly. If you're easily offended, don't read this book. Smith is honest to a fault--I bet Bruce Willis and Harvey Weinstein aren't giving out copies to their friends.
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William Golding
“We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Audrey Niffenegger
“The compelling thing about making art—or making anything, I suppose—is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a world of substances. Circe, Nimbue, Artemis, Athena, all the old sorceresses: they must have known the feeling as they transformed mere men into fabulous creatures, stole the secrets of the magicians, disposed armies: ah, look, there it is, the new thing. Call it a swine, a war, a laurel tree. Call it art.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
tags: art

William Golding
“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

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