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England, England by Julian Barnes
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Europa by Tim Parks
Europa
by Tim Parks
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I probably wouldn't have finished this if it wasn't required reading for a class. There's good material in it, particularly if you're taking a class on the difference between being British and English. If you're not taking such a class, there's also...more
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
read in October, 2014
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3 1/2 stars really. I liked it, but it wasn't what I expected. The action happens fairly quickly and there are some messed up things going on with these kids, but that's obvious a couple hundred pages in. The last 300 pages were kind of a letdown. Sh...more
Erin Quinney is on page 186 of 559 of The Secret History: If you think it takes Tartt a long time to write a book, you should try getting one of her books from the library. Four months I waited!
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Ulverton by Adam Thorpe
Ulverton
by Adam Thorpe
read in October, 2014
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There are parts you really have to work for (one of which is pretty much the most crucial chapter in the book--ack!) but Thorpe is kind enough to sandwich those between more accessible chapters. "Treasure" was wonderful.
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John Steinbeck
“We all have that heritage, no matter what old land our fathers left. All colors and blends of Americans have somewhat the same tendencies. It's a breed - selected out by accident. And so we're overbrave and overfearful - we're kind and cruel as children. We're overfriendly and at the same time frightened of strangers. We boast and are impressed. We're oversentimental and realistic. We are mundane and materialistic - and do you know of any other nation that acts for ideals? We eat too much. We have no taste, no sense of proportion. We throw our energy about like waste. In the old lands they say of us that we go from barbarism to decadence without an intervening culture. Can it be that our critics have not the key or the language of our culture.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Ray Bradbury
“I don't believe in being serious about anything. I think life is too serious to be taken seriously."

[Writer’s Digest Interview (Robert Jacobs, Writer’s Digest, February 1976)]”
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Ray Bradbury
“It takes writing a billion bad words before you get to the good ones.”
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Ayn Rand
“A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.”
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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain

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