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Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow
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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen
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The fourth Hiaasen I've read (Basket Case, Hoot, and Chomp being the others.) They are fun, light reads, featuring the wackiest of characters and situations. But once read and after the passage of time, it's hard to remember much. #BeachFare #Fun&Frothy ...more
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The author recently died, and I heard about this novel in his obituary. Since I love anything to do with ghosts, I was intrigued. It was good story-telling, and captured that long hot summer of 1977 in England that I can still remember: I was 13 at t ...more
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The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little
"What should I talk about? I don't want to spoil the mystery... Okay. Oh my gosh, the creepy doll. I didn't expect to be spooked by this book, but creepy dolls do it every time. Still, this story has so much more - real heart, real problems in the..." Read more of this review »
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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip by Kevin Brockmeier
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This is one of those books where you find yourself marveling pretty much on every page at the author's use of language. Here's an example, choosing completely at random: "Percy changes course, snapping the treats up, then harvesting the spice from Ke ...more
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Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
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The "show, don't tell" set will have a field day with this one, as there is a lot of telling--but I enjoyed it. There is a sedate-sounding narrator, a likable cast of characters, and a Labrador named Dickens. It is all very proper and British (set in ...more
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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

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

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