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The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
"A Monster Calls did not constitute what I first visualized in term of story, plot and themes.

Due to the spooky cover, mystifying title and evasive blurb, my mind pictured something closer to the fantasy world than our contemporary one. Yet, the au..." Read more of this review »
Angelfall by Susan Ee

I've never seen an angel before, not live anyway. Of course, we've all seen the looping footage of golden-winged Gabriel, Messenger of God, being gunned down from the pile of rubble that was Jerusalem. Or the...
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Daniel Kahneman
“The psychologist, Paul Rozin, an expert on disgust, observed that a single cockroach will completely wreck the appeal of a bowl of cherries, but a cherry will do nothing at all for a bowl of cockroaches.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Ursula K. Le Guin
“You have to help another person. But it's not right to play God with masses of people. To be God you have to know what you're doing. And to do any good at all, just believing you're right and your motives are good isn't enough.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
Plato, The Republic

Mariah Fredericks
“My mom doesn't know what it's like to be less than perfect, how people zoom in on that until it's all they see. Maybe because it weirds them out...or maybe because it makes them feel better about themselves. People do pretty ugly things to make themselves feel better, this I do know.”
Mariah Fredericks, The Girl in the Park

Mariah Fredericks
“Wendy is still dead. I hadn't understood before: it really doesn't bring them back. Somehow, you think, despite what you know, it will be a trade. Find the person who did the wrong thing and they will suffer instead of the one who was killed. Instead, that person just suffers too.”
Mariah Fredericks, The Girl in the Park

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This group is designed to help readers share pleasure, pain, questions, answers, views, reviews and comments about "The Savage Detectives".
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A group to gather and discuss, question, comment, interpret, review etc. Drinking of actual Margaritas while reading and/or discussing strongly encour ...more
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