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The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories
by Otto Penzler (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2010
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Black Mask was the most important and influential pulp magazine of the detective fiction genre during the first half of the 20th-Century. Publishing the major authors of the literary field, some of whom would be among the most talented and seminal au...more
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Takipsilim and 11 other people liked David's review of The Story of My Life:
The Story of My Life by Giacomo Casanova
"Casanova famously replied to a woman who asked him what he sought, ‘A moment that lasts a lifetime.’

Although she flew past him she left an impression, an imprint, like no other. When he was writing his memoirs in old age, impoverished financially..." Read more of this review »
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"The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories is one published this year that I like. Good tribute to the legendary mag and it's ( many forgotten )...more "
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The Bad Seed by William March
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Together with The Killer Inside Me the best fictional account of the psychopath I've read in literature. March touched on a then unknown topic which time and science seem to verify - in Political Ponerology Andrzej Lobaczewski in his study found that...more
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“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”

Oprah Winfrey
“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”
Oprah Winfrey

Frank Zappa
“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
Frank Zappa

Dorothy Parker
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
Dorothy Parker

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