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Lou voted on a poll in the group On the Southern Literary Trail
Pre-1980 Group Read Nov., 2014

He voted for: The Last Picture Show
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marías
" ‘It is unbearable that people we know should suddenly be relegated to the past.

Death is inevitable. From the very first page of Javier Marías’ flawlessly executed novel ‘Tomorrow In the Battle Think On Me’, death becomes a constant companion to t... " Read more of this review »
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The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
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Lou and 48 other people liked s.penkevich's review of The Beetle Leg:
The Beetle Leg by John Hawkes
" It is a lawless country.

Reading John Hawke’s second novel, the purgatorial western The Beetle Leg, is like being a small child awake during the night, staring in horror at some formless dark beast of the imagination that lurks within the shadows o... " Read more of this review »
Lou and 78 other people liked s.penkevich's review of The Lime Twig:
The Lime Twig by John Hawkes
" ‘He felt the desertion, the wind, the coming of darkness as soon as he stepped from the saloon.

Behind every corner of reality is the possibility that terror and violence can spring upon us. This dread is perfectly captured in John Hawkes’ 1961 no... " Read more of this review »
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Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
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The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham
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James Joyce by Gordon Bowker
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Harry Crews
“White people were dangerous and snakes were dangerous and now the two were working together, each doing what the other told it to. She was sure she had seen a snake in a weeded ditch with the head of a white man. Right after she came out of the house on the way to Big Joe's, which she had immediately forgotten, she saw it, long and black and diamond-patterned in the ditch with a white man's head. It had blue eyes. The bluest eyes any white man ever had. She was sure she had seen it. She thought she had seen it. Maybe it was only a dream or a memory of another time. Whatever it was, she still saw it every time she closed her eyes, coiled there on the back of her eyelids, blue-eyed and dangerous.”
Harry Crews, A Feast of Snakes

Alan Heathcock
“The projector's beam lay warm on Walt's neck, and he knew they'd all been plucked from danger and love, from another time, another place, and set back into this dark, sticky-floored theater, in the heart of nothing much that mattered.”
Alan Heathcock, Volt

Frank McCourt
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

Harry Crews
“The writers job is to get naked,
To hide nothing.
To look away from nothing.
To look at it.
To not blink.
To be not embarrassed or shamed of it.
Strip it down and lets get down to where the blood is, the bone is.
Instead of hiding it with clothes and all kinds of other stuff, luxury!”
Harry Crews

Harry Crews
“The real artist with no tear in his eye and no sadness in his heart, puts the pages in the fire and does it again!"

"All art is a metaphor it's by telling you one thing when your mean something else.
The Old Man in the Sea is not about fishing!"

"Writing a book is like torture that you don't know, but after it’s done and there it is. It's a joy like unlike anything else, I think it's the closest that a man can come to knowing what is feels like to have a baby.”
Harry Crews

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If you love horror literature, movies, and culture, you're in the right place. Whether it's vampires, werewolves, zombies, serial killers, plagues, or...more
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A place for all Stephen King fans to gather and discuss his work. Welcome Constant Readers!!
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We seek the Dark Tower, and will travel with Roland throughout the year, reading the Seven as well as Related Holy Texts.
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