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Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
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The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
To refrain from storytelling is perhaps one of the highest forms of respect we can pay. Those people, with no stories to circle them, can die without being misunderstood.Ben Marcus
You Were Wrong by Matthew Sharpe
" Also, I finally got around to Lipsyte, somewhat recently, specifically Home Land, and totally loved it. Want to read more, for sure. "
You Were Wrong by Matthew Sharpe
"A sad, self-reflective dweeb for a narrator, thrown through a weird conspiracy/shenanigan circus. Sharpe is quicker and shorter than David Foster Wallace, more modern than Thomas Pynchon, but like both of them he loves long, elaborate, clever sent..." Read more of this review »
The Sleeping Father by Matthew Sharpe
" I guess I'd say (now very late to respond) to start with You Were Wrong and then go onto Jamestown. His first book, a short stories collection, Storie ...more"
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The Pursuit of Loneliness by Philip Slater
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Does Not Love
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Bertrand Russell
“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.”
Bertrand Russell

Franz Kafka
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Franz Kafka

Thomas Pynchon
“The rest of us, not chosen for enlightenment, left on the outside of Earth, at the mercy of a Gravity we have only begun to learn how to detect and measure, must go on blundering inside our front-brain faith in Kute Korrespondences, hoping that for each psi-synthetic taken from Earth's soul there is a molecule, secular, more or less ordinary and named, over here - kicking endlessly among the plastic trivia, finding in each Deeper Significance and trying to string them all together like terms of a power series hoping to zero in on the tremendous and secret Function whose name, like the permuted names of God, cannot be spoken... plastic saxophone reed sounds of unnatural timbre, shampoo bottle ego-image, Cracker Jack prize one-shot amusement, home appliance casing fairing for winds of cognition, baby bottles tranquilization, meat packages disguise of slaughter, dry-cleaning bags infant strangulation, garden hoses feeding endlessly the desert... but to bring them together, in their slick persistence and our preterition... to make sense out of, to find the meanest sharp sliver of truth in so much replication, so much waste... [Gravity's Rainbow, p. 590]”
Thomas Pynchon

Friedrich Nietzsche
“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Albert Camus
“Live to the point of tears.”
Albert Camus

The Feeding Stage (Ongoing Bits) (Literature & Fiction)
5 chapters   —   updated Feb 03, 2013 11:46PM
Description: Throwing out some bits 'n' pieces from a larger thing I'm working on. Testing out some of these bits, against better judgment, for some reason. I should probably just keep working on making the lengthier thing coherent, but here I am, making probably poor choices by emitting bits on a website that only a couple people, at best, will read. It'll be better in a cohered, larger form than in this bits 'n' pieces form. Hopefully. I guess I'm just looking for feedback, bit by bit.
My Favorite Books Published In 2012 (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 28, 2012 03:59AM
Description: Year of the Mayan Conspiracy Theory, Faves
Flashing Fragments (Literature & Fiction)
4 chapters   —   updated Nov 18, 2012 04:47AM
Description: Flash fiction.
The Kingdom of Ends (Fragments in Progress) (Literature & Fiction)
7 chapters   —   updated Nov 16, 2012 06:40AM
Description: Various short fiction things in various states of completion, highly incomplete for the most part. There's an overarching vision of them being loosely interconnected while also being distinct and standalone. Heady ideas about cause and effect, the paths in between, the end-goal meaning of things, etc, conveyed through (hopefully) entertaining stories about fairly relatable human things.
Exercises in Hint Fiction (Literature & Fiction)
10 chapters   —   updated Jan 18, 2012 03:12PM
Description: Hint fiction is a structure that finds flash fiction to be too wordy and as such limits "stories" to 25 words or less. Discovered this amusing, writerly exercise and began rattling a few off over at Karen Brissette's review of a hint fiction anthology:
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if you work, or have worked at kuert concrete (thats south bend indiana, kids), come join in discussions. we can hate on northeast underlayments or di ...more
79311 Completists' Club — 245 members — last activity 14 hours, 17 min ago
A group for those attempting to complete, or who have completed, the canons of their favourite writers. Share your canon-wide knowledge and opinion wi ...more
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Funny quotes, lines from books you like, musings, bumper stickers, whatever makes you laugh. I would hope that we can keep this light-hearted. If anyt ...more
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