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Einvígið by Arnaldur Indriðason
"It is hard to know what someone, who was not alive yet or did not experience what it was like in Iceland the summer of 1972 at the time of the Fischer-Spassky chess match, thinks of this book. It summons so many memories for some of us. Arnaldur w..." Read more of this review »
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Ian McEwan
“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Margaret Atwood
“When I am lonely for boys it’s their bodies I miss. I study their hands lifting the cigarettes in the darkness of the movie theaters, the slope of a shoulder, the angle of a hip. Looking at them sideways, I examine them in different lights. My love for them is visual: that is the part of them I would like to possess. Don’t move, I think. Stay like that, let me have that.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

Margaret Atwood
“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
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Charlotte Brontë
“A Christmas frost had come at midsummer; a white December storm had whirled over June; ice glazed the ripe apples, drifts crushed the blowing roses; on hayfield and cornfield lay a frozen shroud: lanes which last night blushed full of flowers, to-day were pathless with untrodden snow; and the woods, which twelve hours since waved leafy and flagrant as groves between the tropics, now spread, waste, wild, and white as pine-forests in wintry Norway.”
Charlotte Brontë

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