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Christopher Christopher said: " The first time I finished, I said "that was great, but I'm never going to read it again." Well, I'm reading it again. "

 
Spell or High Water
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
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The first time I finished, I said "that was great, but I'm never going to read it again." Well, I'm reading it again.
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Money by Martin Amis
Money
by Martin Amis
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On paper, John Self is a despicable man. He kicks homeless men, he tricks actresses into taking off their clothes for him, he's a bottomless repository for cigarettes, alcohol, pornography and fast food. He's the well-dressed but sloppy, bloated, obv ...more
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Back to the Future, Part 2 by Craig Shaw Gardner
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Thank you, AV Club, for pointing me to Audiobooks for the Damned, some dude who reads all those old, bad novelizations of movies and puts them up for free on YouTube.

My favorite Back to the Future movie? Yes, please. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Uh-
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No One Left To Lie To by Christopher Hitchens
"In lieu of a review, I offer the following piece of correspondence sent on the eve of the California primary to B---:

You will, I hope, forgive my extended silence. As a rule, I use the internet only when being paid to do other things (so never at..." Read more of this review »
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Off to Be the Wizard by Scott  Meyer
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1)
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read in June, 2016
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You've just discovered a computer file that proves the entire universe is a simulation played out on some cosmic device. What do you do?

A. Put on a Britney Spears microphone and do a TED Talk about it, subsequently win the Nobel Prize.

B. Collapse int
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Off to Be the Wizard by Scott  Meyer
"January 12, 2016 (2nd Read):
Was really sick and needed something to distract me from my stuffy nose so I could sleep. Love the narrator's voices. Just fun.

December 12, 2015 (Original Review):

I was not sure what to expect. I mean I knew this was go..." Read more of this review »
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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Brokeback Mountain
by Annie Proulx
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AKA No Country For Gay Men

Spoilers follow.

It's safe to say I'm ambivalent about this book. On the one hand, I completely enjoyed the brisk story and its characters. On the other hand, it's not much more than a Nicholas Sparks gay cowboy romance/tearj
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Riding Toward Everywhere by William T. Vollmann
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"Isn't going anywhere the same as going nowhere? [...] Isn't running away from everything the same as running toward everything? In which case, isn't fear the same as happiness? Would I be riding the freight trains if I wasn't trying to escape someth ...more
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Sous Chef by Michael Gibney
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This is supposed to give you a day in the life as a sous chef at a fancy pants Brooklyn restaurant. Indeed, the narrative is written in second person. You wake up early to be the first one at the restaurant, to check and recheck inventory, to get sou ...more
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Cormac McCarthy
“I ain't got an original thought in my head. If it ain't got the scent of divinity to it, I ain't interested in it”
Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited

Peter Matthiessen
“This world is painted on a wild dark metal”
Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country

Douglas Adams
“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Cormac McCarthy
“Hard people make hard times. I've seen the meanness of humans till I don't know why god ain't put out the sun and gone away.”
Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark

Shirley Jackson
“My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all, I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in our family is dead.”
Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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