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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev
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Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
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read in July, 2015
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Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
“It's our suspicion that there's another, better Heaven behind the cumulus screen,' he murmurs into the grass, bending and tearing at a root that tastes beautifully yellow. 'That's the trouble. That's what keeps us trapped here, minds in animals.”
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From the Bodies of the Gods by Earl Lee
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Someone get Earl Lee some mushrooms. Please!

The author's singular obsession with mushrooms probably threw up a barrier he couldn't get over to discuss the stated purpose of the book: sacred foods and the cults of the dead. I have the utmost confidenc
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Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
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Zooburbia by Tai Moses
Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us
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The Way of Serenity by Jonathan  Morris
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When someone gives you a book, you read it.

That explains why I read this.

Father Morris is apparently a prominent Fox News contributor. I've got to admit this piqued my curiosity. For one, Christians pledge an oath to righteousness while Fox News is
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It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
It Can't Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis
read in May, 2015
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In 2015, It Can't Happen Here may not be as enduring a critique of American social and political power as Elmer Gantry. Still, ICHH is undoubtedly one of Lewis's most memorable works. As literature, it isn't as good as Babbitt or Main Street, but it ...more
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The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
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Sinclair Lewis
“Which of them said which has never been determined, and does not matter, since they all had the same ideas and expressed them always with the same ponderance and brassy assurance. If it was not Babbitt who was delivering any given verdict, at least he was beaming on the chancellor who did deliver it. (p. 116)”
Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt

Kurt Vonnegut
“How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Peter S. Beagle
“There are honest people in the world, but only because the devil considers their asking prices ridiculous.”
Peter S. Beagle, A Fine and Private Place

David Foster Wallace
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
David Foster Wallace

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“It is unthinkable in the twentieth century to fail to distinguish between what constitutes an abominable atrocity that must be prosecuted and what constitutes that "past" which "ought not to be stirred up.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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