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Tom and 13 other people liked Lyn's review of The Serpent of Venice:
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
"Chorus: And so, from the anointed pen of yon modern bard, comes a re-telling of the Merchant of Venice, Othello, and Cask of Amontillado, what doth pretend to amuse with glad tidings!

Iago: Tis truly spoken, the knave Moore has again made sporting..." Read more of this review »
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Lick Your Neighbor by Chris Genoa
Lick Your Neighbor
by Chris Genoa (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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When Dale Alden of the Duxbury Historical Preservation Society awakes on the morning before Thanksgiving, there's a turkey hanging from a tree in his backyard, a duck hanging from a rope in his fridge, an ill-tempered farmer i
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
An Abundance of Katherines
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Dirty London by Kelley York
Dirty London
by Kelley York (Goodreads Author)
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London Noble is a high school senior, who—unlike most of her counterparts—doesn’t want to be popular. She really just wants to fly under the radar, unnoticed, till she can graduate and move on.

Her life is complicated by her younger sister, Jasmine,
The Hound at the Gate by Darby Karchut
"So very sad that I finished this book! NO NO NO!!!!! Now I have to wait until 2016...2016 to read the next book!!! NO NO NO!!! Sorry, just had to let that out. Finn, Gideon and friends continue to grow in who they are and how they relate to each o..." Read more of this review »
Z by Therese Anne Fowler
"I was absolutely captivated by this novel and no, that is not too strong a word.

I didn't know very much about Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, except that I'd read The Great Gatsby in high school and I've seen Midnight in Paris three or four times. An..." Read more of this review »
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Ben Jonson
“Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow;
Best, while you have it, use your breath;
There is no drinking after death.”
Ben Jonson

Jack London
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
Jack London

P.J. O'Rourke
“I was having dinner…in London…when eventually he got, as the Europeans always do, to the part about “Your country’s never been invaded.” And so I said, “Let me tell you who those bad guys are. They’re us. WE BE BAD. We’re the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We’re three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mother’s side. You take your Germany, France, and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn’t give us room to park our cars. We’re the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap d’Antibes. And we’ve got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go. You say our country’s never been invaded? You’re right, little buddy. Because I’d like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who’d have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.' Hell can’t hold our sock-hops.
We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, fuck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I’d rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen, and jack of all Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and shit them out before lunch.”
P.J. O'Rourke, Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, "What's Funny About This"

Milan Kundera
“Living, there is no happiness in that. Living: carrying one’s painful self through the world.
But being, being is happiness. Being: Becoming a fountain, a fountain on which the universe falls like warm rain.”
Milan Kundera, Immortality

Elana Dykewomon
“When you're eleven you think every idea is born with you, that no one ever tried it the right way before. Your example, your own honesty, will make you a hero to everyone who knows you - and better, it will make people come to their senses and stop telling vicious lies about each other.”
Elana Dykewomon, Beyond the Pale

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