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Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
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A Quiet Life by Beryl Bainbridge
A Quiet Life
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This was billed as a vintage story laced with sadness, irony and wicked black humour. To me the sadness outweighed the irony and humour by a long shot. And the quote on cover by Hilary Mantel that this was 'one of the funniest books I have ever read'...more
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I live for coincidences. They briefly give to me the illusion or the hope that there's a pattern to my life, and if there's a pattern, then maybe I'm moving toward some kind of destiny where it's all explained.Jonathan Ames
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Neil Gaiman
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doing Something.”
Neil Gaiman

Zelda Fitzgerald
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Zelda Fitzgerald

Andreï Makine
“People speak because they are afraid of silence. They speak mechanically whether aloud or to themselves. They are intoxicated by this vocal gruel that ensnares every object and every being. They talk about rain and fine weather; they talk about money, about love, about nothing. And even when they are talking about their most exalted love, they use words uttered a hundred times, threadbare phrases.”
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Colum McCann
“Where happiness was not a possibility, the illusion of it was always more important.”
Colum McCann, Zoli

Stewart O'Nan
“You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.”
Stewart O'Nan, The Odds: A Love Story

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