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“Naturally, Shea was a fan of the old GEICO commercials with their intelligent and maligned cavemen. “There’s an element of truth in those,” he said. He enjoyed the commercials so much that he wrote a fan letter to the advertising agency that created them, to say, “‘Thank you. You just made it so much easier to teach paleoarchaeology.’” Though no one at the company ever responded, GEICO later gave him permission to reproduce a photo of its misunderstood caveman in one of his scientific papers.”
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“One graduate student told me, “When the Apocalypse comes, you want to know an archaeologist, because we know how to make fire, catch food, and create hill forts,” and I promptly added her to my address book. Knows how to make hill forts—who can say when that will come in handy?”
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If this book doesn't win some serious awards this year, I will be so disappointed because Delicious Foods is straight up incredible.

Hannaham does an amazing job of sucking in the reader from the very beginning, when Eddie escapes (from what, we're no
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"Blurbs on books often describe them as "a tour de force." Heck, Jennifer Egan does it on this one. But guess what? This time, it's true. An extraordinary, inventive, surprising, compelling and masterful novel. Read it."
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“One graduate student told me, “When the Apocalypse comes, you want to know an archaeologist, because we know how to make fire, catch food, and create hill forts,” and I promptly added her to my address book. Knows how to make hill forts—who can say when that will come in handy?”
Marilyn Johnson, Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

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“Naturally, Shea was a fan of the old GEICO commercials with their intelligent and maligned cavemen. “There’s an element of truth in those,” he said. He enjoyed the commercials so much that he wrote a fan letter to the advertising agency that created them, to say, “‘Thank you. You just made it so much easier to teach paleoarchaeology.’” Though no one at the company ever responded, GEICO later gave him permission to reproduce a photo of its misunderstood caveman in one of his scientific papers.”
Marilyn Johnson, Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

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