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""No need to push through to the next thing. It's already there."" Aug 30, 2015 05:57PM

 
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Rachel Kowal is on page 197 of 448 of Already Dead: "No need to push through to the next thing. It's already there."
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The usual sexism for a crime novel that's nearly 100 years old, but there's some fun to be had here. The last in a series—whoops!
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The Death of Ahasuerus by Pär Lagerkvist
The Death of Ahasuerus
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A quick, disjointed read with weighty content. A stranger comes to town and finds an allegory of unclear intent. Something to ruminate on as the storm rages.
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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58 days

'...'

I kind of can't believe it ends.
And but I don't know what to do now. I don't know.
Rachel Kowal is on page 902 of 1088 of Infinite Jest: It's coming.
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