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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
" A single word could describe Martin's epic fantasy tale: infodump. The term, used in literary circles to denote the unending and continual drenching of information on the reader, is the novel's downfall. Martin created a world full of history, con... " Read more of this review »
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
" I was thinking about giving this a 3 star review, but on reflection over the past hour, decided on a 2.

Why I am "supposed" to like this book:
1. It's well-written, so they say. Well...it's not badly written, most of the time. But it is insufferabl... " Read more of this review »
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
" Quit after reading 20%. I knew I was in trouble when I read the first two sentences:

"The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer. They set forth at daybreak to see a man beheaded, twenty in all, and Bra... " Read more of this review »
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The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Walt Whitman
“Resist much, obey little.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Harvey Pekar
“It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you. ”
Harvey Pekar

Denis Johnson
“Once upon a time there was a war...and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real American and finally as simply the Fucking American. That's me.”
Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

Charles Bukowski
“Do you hate people?

I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
Charles Bukowski, Barfly

broadsides (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 30, 2010 02:12PM
Description: "lotus eater", submitted to my poetry-writing class in '99
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This is a group for fans of the dirty old man. The words he wrote kept him from total madness.
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A place to chat about anything that emerges. We're pretty relaxed, and our attitudes mostly are mild. Make friends. Be authentic. Get mad. Laugh. Knoc...more
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This group provides a forum to connect with other readers in the Seattle area. I will try to post any author or book-related events I know of in the a...more
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