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Mark and 1 other person liked Jeff's review of The Man in the High Castle:
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
" I mostly love PKD's short stories and haven't read many of his novels. His work is the source material for seemlingly half of all movies made in Hollywood over the last 30 years (seriously, there are 13 TV and Film adaptations of his work, and th..." Read more of this review »
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
“Death is a strange thing. People live their whole lives as if it does not exist, and yet it's often one of the great motivations for the living. Some of us, in time, become so conscious of it that we live harder, more obstinately, with more fury. Some need its constant presence to even be aware of its antithesis. Others become so preoccupied with it that they go into the waiting room long before it has announced its arrival. We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.”
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What Narcissism Means to Me by Tony Hoagland
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Fellow Mortals by Dennis  Mahoney
" LOL. I am much older than Henry and wiser, R.D. I do like a cigar, now and then but wait until I am home, on my patio. "
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Henry Cooper is a friendly mail-carrier, in his 40s. He is well liked on the route and on one, fateful, sunny afternoon, everything changes. He decides to light up a cigar, that he finds in his postal vehicle, a vice forbidden to him by his wife and ...more
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Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
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I finished the book today. I do not consider it essential reading but Prose's passion for literature, hums on every page. The book may be geared more to budding writers, than to readers. That said, serious readers will learn an important lesson: Slow ...more
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André Brink
“My library was -- all libraries are -- a place of ultimate refuge, a wild and sacred space where meanings are manageable precisely because they aren't binding; and where illusion is comfortingly real.”
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Ivan Doig
“She came to the ranch on one of the first pale chilly days of an autumn, hired to cook for us for a few months, and stayed on in our lives for almost three years. Her time with us is a strange season all mist and dusk and half-seen silhouettes, half-heard cries. there is nothing like it in the sortings of my memory.”
Ivan Doig, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

“The house sits on its wide sandy lot like a lunatic on a park bench, tricked out in his best suit, with nowhere to go and nothing to do but fix passerby with a silent crooked smile.”
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“I do not know whether the casual readers of novels is acquainted with an anatomical curiosity known as the femoral artery; without too much medical meandering, although you might suppose that cutting a man's throat would be the fastest way to slaughter him, a good jab to the thigh will do.”
Lyndsay Faye, Jane Steele

“As he reads, his eyes graze each poem's lines like a needle over an LP's grooves, reassembling them into uniform arcades. What he is looking for is key: a gap in the book's mask, a loose thread to unravel its veil. He tries tricks to find new openings- reading sideways, reading upside down, reading white space instead of text- but the words always close ranks like tiles in a mosaic, like crooks in a lineup, and mock him with their blithe expressions.”
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