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Vacant Possession
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Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel
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“Now hollow fires burn out to black,
And lights are fluttering low:
Square your shoulders, lift your pack
And leave your friends and go.
O never fear, lads, naught’s to dread,
Look not left nor right:
In all the endless road you tread
There’s nothing but the night.”
A.E. Housman
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The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
“I like bars just after they open for the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny and the barkeep is giving himself that last look in the mirror to see if his tie is straight and his hair is smooth. I like the neat bottles on the bar back and the lovely shining glasses and the anticipation. I like to watch the man mix the first one of the evening and put it down on a crisp mat and put the little folded napkin beside it. I like to taste it slowly. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar—that's wonderful.”
Raymond Chandler
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
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This is a beautifully written and constructed book that delves into the lives of many loosely related characters. The moments Egan describes usually precede an impeding calamity or downfall and later reveals the results of these tragedies as time con ...more
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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As much as it pains me to admit it, I really liked this book. I always assumed it would be largely shock value and mostly void of anything valuable or sincere. The novel does an incredible job painting a picture of the vapidity and superficiality tha ...more
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“his lips drink water
but his heart drinks wine”
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Raymond Chandler
“I like bars just after they open for the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny and the barkeep is giving himself that last look in the mirror to see if his tie is straight and his hair is smooth. I like the neat bottles on the bar back and the lovely shining glasses and the anticipation. I like to watch the man mix the first one of the evening and put it down on a crisp mat and put the little folded napkin beside it. I like to taste it slowly. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar—that's wonderful.”
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

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“I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again.”
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Stephen King
“Do you drink?"
"Of course,I just said I was a writer.”
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A.E. Housman
“Now hollow fires burn out to black,
And lights are fluttering low:
Square your shoulders, lift your pack
And leave your friends and go.
O never fear, lads, naught’s to dread,
Look not left nor right:
In all the endless road you tread
There’s nothing but the night.”
A.E. Housman

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