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Depraved Indifference by Gary Indiana
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The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick
The Zap Gun
by Philip K. Dick
read in August, 2014
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It took a few pages for the ball to get rolling, but then it rolls right along, brisk, imaginative, and (I guess I'll keep getting surprised by this) a hair more lighthearted than I was expecting.
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Sunflower by Gyula Krúdy
Sunflower
by Gyula Krúdy
read in August, 2014
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This kinda worked, pretty decent, I think that it takes place in a milieu of which I am not all that familiar kept me interested. A bit bawdier than American books from the same time period (for obvious reasons).
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Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park by Tim Sullivan
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I'm a bit tweaked that a history of WFAN has been written that didn't mention Bill Mazer, but... beyond that... not bad, but not very good. This is not the kind of book I typically read, a sort of contemporary history, basically good-natured, not exa...more
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Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
Still Life with Woodpecker
by Tom Robbins
read in July, 2014
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eh.... I can see talent, it was nice to see a book with many scenes set in Seattle, but... too cute. Sometimes phrases seemed to be created with an adjective generator. Eventually all felt to be absurd for absurdity's sake. Eh.
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It is heresy in America to embrace any way of life except as half of a couple. Solitude is un-American.Erica Jong
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Drinking, Smoking and Screwing by Sara Nickles
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Good, perfect for the airplane. All the selections except maybe Donleavy were just the right length.

I may look to pick up some Tom Robbins after seeing his work in this book.
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Drinking, Smoking and Screwing by Sara Nickles
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Straight Man by Richard Russo
Straight Man
by Richard Russo
read in June, 2014
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This is the genre I keep swearing off and keep coming back to. Here I am again. Strongest in the middle of the book, at the peak of the whole duck (goose?) situation. Warm and cool otherwise, drags a bit here and there.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
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“Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.”
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

H.L. Mencken
“I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey.”
H.L. Mencken

W.B. Yeats
“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems

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