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"So far so dull." Jul 29, 2016 07:49AM

 
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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
"Bacigalupi is On Point with this new thriller. This is the first book I've read this year that kept me compulsively turning the pages till way after my bedtime 'cause I absolutely needed to find out what was going to happen.

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Symbiont by Mira Grant
Symbiont (Parasitology, #2)
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Feed by Mira Grant
"Do you know what the one I found impossible to believe about this book?

Zombies? No. Sure, they are impossible but no, not that.

Hipsters with determination enough to create a top notch news site/blog? No...

That a society wouldn't just lose their co..." Read more of this review »
Feed by Mira Grant
"The short of it is I had a like/hate relationship with this novel.

The Good: FEED has an undeniable energy to the pace and proceedings. The world building, in terms of how folks deal with the zombies/viral outbreak is very good too. The author clea..." Read more of this review »
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Race Against Time by Piers Anthony
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My experience of reading this novel (many years ago):

Stage 1: Wow, what a very strange 1950s America. I'll bet something's up!

Stage 2: Cool, teenagers race against vast conspiracy of adults breeding them for nefarious purposes!

Stage 3: How strange. T
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Jojo Moyes
“Because she knew that something happened to you when your mother didn't hold you close, or tell you all the time that you were the best thing ever, or even notice when you were home: a little part of you sealed over. You didn't need her. You didn't need anyone. And without even knowing you were doing it, you waited. You waited for anyone who got close to you to see something they didn't like in you, something they hadn't initially seen, and to grow cold and disappear, too, like so much sea mist. Because there had to be something wrong, didn't there, if even your own mother didn't really love you?”
Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

Kurt Vonnegut
“Even as I speak, the very last polar bear may be dying of hunger on account of climate change, on account of us. And I sure miss the polar bears. Their babies are so warm and cuddly and trusting, just like ours.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. ”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

“In 1942 the Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski gave eye witness testimony to the Supreme Court judge Felix Frankfurter of the clearing of the Warsaw Ghetto and the systematic murder of Polish Jews in the Belzec concentration camp. Listening to him, Frankfurter, himself a Jew, and one of the outstanding legal minds of his generation, replied, "I must be frank. I am unable to believe him." He added: "I did not say this young man is lying. I said I am unable to believe him. There is a difference.”
George Marshall

Gillian Flynn
“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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