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"Finally getting to this... love Diaz's writing." Dec 19, 2014 10:10AM

 
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"This is DENSE... I'm going to cut back on the journal-reading on my commutes since my wrists cannot take the weight! You think I'm kidding..." Mar 21, 2013 06:35AM

 

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Jessica is on page 113 of 335 of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao: Finally getting to this... love Diaz's writing.
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I wish I could call up Cheryl Strayed whenever I find myself in a conundrum and ask her what I should do, just so that she can shift my perspective with an on-point, articulate answer but if that were to happen I'd probably die after the first one fr ...more
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Jenny Hollowell
“Birdie is silent. She is tired of soon. Soon is round and smooth, without never’s honest jagged edges. Soon is like the End of the World, always approaching but never arriving. Soon is the excuse people use when nothing ever happens on time.”
Jenny Hollowell, Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe

Joan Didion
“She hoped that although he could not hear her she could somehow imprint her ordinary love upon his memory through all eternity, hoped he would rise thinking of her, we were each other, we were each other, not that it mattered much in the long run but what else mattered as much.
Joan Didion, Run River

Joan Didion
“After that he would leave for a while, breaking things as he went, slamming doors to kick them open, picking up decanters to hurl at mirrors, detouring by way of chairs to smash them against the floor. Always when he came back he would sleep in their room, shutting the door against her. Rigid with self-pity she would lie in another room, wishing for the will to leave. Each believed the other a murderer of time, a destroyer of life itself.”
Joan Didion, Play It as It Lays

Cormac McCarthy
“She smiled and sipped from her glass. There was altogether too much of her sitting there, the broad expanse of thigh cradled in the insubstantial stocking and the garters with the pale flesh pursed and her full breasts and the sootblack piping of her eyelids, a gaudish rake of metaldust in prussian blue where cerulean moths fluttered her awake from some outlandish dream. Suttree gradually going awash in the sheer outrageous sentience of her. Their glasses clicked on the tabletop. Her hot spiced tongue fat in his mouth and her hands all over him like the very witch of fuck.”
Cormac McCarthy, Suttree

Joseph Conrad
“But there is an unholy fascination in systematic noise. He did not flee from it incontinently, as one might have expected him to do. He remained, astonished at himself for remaining, since nothing could have been more repulsive to his tastes, more painful to his senses, and, so to speak, more contrary to his genius, than this rude exhibition of vigour. The Zangiacomo band was not making music; it was simply murdering silence with a vulgar, ferocious energy. One felt as if witnessing a deed of violence; and that impression was so strong that it seemed marvelous to see the people sitting so quietly on their chairs, drinking so calmly out of their glasses, and giving no signs of distress, anger, or fear. Heyst averted his gaze from the unnatural spectacle of their indifference.”
Joseph Conrad, Victory

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