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Terrible. Flat out awful. I got this for free as a Goodreads giveaway and cannot wait to rid myself it. I got 25 pages in before I could not read another line. The most amazing part of those pages was the variety of ways in which it was bad. I cannot ...more
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Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa
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This felt lazy. A poor attempt to mimic Chandler. This felt more along the lines of something written for the writers amusement, an escape from the usual routine and into a new genre. Probably would not have been published if it were not Llosa
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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Gabriel García Márquez: a Life

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“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

David Foster Wallace
“The next real literary “rebels” in this country might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels, born oglers who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles. Who treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in U.S. life with reverence and conviction. Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue. These anti-rebels would be outdated, of course, before they even started. Dead on the page. Too sincere. Clearly repressed. Backward, quaint, naive, anachronistic. Maybe that’ll be the point. Maybe that’s why they’ll be the next real rebels. Real rebels, as far as I can see, risk disapproval. The old postmodern insurgents risked the gasp and squeal: shock, disgust, outrage, censorship, accusations of socialism, anarchism, nihilism. Today’s risks are different. The new rebels might be artists willing to risk the yawn, the rolled eyes, the cool smile, the nudged ribs, the parody of gifted ironists, the “Oh how banal.” To risk accusations of sentimentality, melodrama. Of overcredulity. Of softness. Of willingness to be suckered by a world of lurkers and starers who fear gaze and ridicule above imprisonment without law. Who knows. ”
David Foster Wallace, "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction"

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“Don't let yourself die without knowing the wonder of fucking with love.”
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