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I wish it had been about 100 pages longer.
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Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
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I like when a writer does whatever the hell they want.
Tyrone Swanson and 27 other people liked Alison's review of Amsterdam:
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
"I'm tired of the super-twist endings and the ponderous philosophical musings on guilt and morality. I'm tired of successful, monied people in nicely renovated townhouses feeling sorry for themselves. Maybe I don't get Ian McEwan. I'm okay with tha..." Read more of this review »
The World According to Garp by John Irving
"Dull, dull, dull. Boring people doing boring things. Even the sex is boring.

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Saul Bellow
“Charlie, you know where I am, don't you? All right, Charlie, this isn't literature. This is life.”
Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift

George Orwell
“I said. ‘It seems to me that when you take a man’s money away he’s fit for nothing from that moment.’
‘No, not necessarily. If you set yourself to it, you can live the same life, rich or poor. You can still keep on with your books and your ideas. You just got to say to yourself, ‘I’m a free man in HERE‘‘—he tapped his forehead—‘and you’re all right.”
George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell
“If there is hope, it lies in the proles.”
George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell
“A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language

Harlan Ellison
“HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MILES IT WOULD NOT EQUAL ONE ONE-BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR HUMANS AT THIS MICRO-INSTANT FOR YOU. HATE. HATE.”
Harlan Ellison, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

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