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Porn Studies by Linda Williams
Porn Studies
by Linda Williams
read in April, 2013
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Couldn’t finish this. Very disappointing. I had high hopes. A lot of the authors are Williams’ students, which wouldn’t be a problem, but many of essays read like students groping for a topic because they had been tasked with publication for course c...more
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Zona by Geoff Dyer
Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
by Geoff Dyer (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2013
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Who cares what anyone else thinks about Stalker, one the most subjective and solipsistic examples of narrative cinema ever put to film? Well, I needed to think about Stalker for a project so I read this book and I wanted to read Geoff Dyer for a long...more
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Lost Highway by David Lynch
Lost Highway
by David Lynch
read in March, 2013
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Someone remind me why I’d want to read the shooting script of a film I have seen more times than any other film. Why? I saw it on the shelf next to another book and grabbed it on a whim. I finished but the law of diminishing returns was definitely in...more
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Harvey Pekar's Cleveland by Harvey Pekar
Harvey Pekar's Cleveland
by Harvey Pekar
read in March, 2013
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Same old Pekar. Whenever he referenced R. Crumb as an example of how hip his old neighborhood was in the 1960s, I could only snicker in derision.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
read in March, 2013
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If you begin by saying this story will make you believe in god, well, it better deliver or it is nothing but a tiger boat load of disappointment.
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Arthur Rimbaud
“My wisdom is as spurned as chaos. What is my nothingness, compared to the amazement that awaits you?”
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“I have thrown the petty respectable life with all is comforts behind me after the effort to broaden and beautify it has destituted me and drained my stamina. All right--let me throw it behind without guile, without hoping either for a return to it or for a constant absence. After all, it did not request my efforts. The normal live body hopes for the respect and love of others, and enough of the world to bestow largesse. He hopes and he abandons hope by turn. In the first there is fire to live, but in the second there is greater peace.”
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Bonnie Jo Campbell
“I’ve never shot like that in my life. That’s unholy.” Uncle Cal claimed credit for teaching her to shoot, but while Margo had felt his guidance, she had felt just as strongly the guidance of the gun itself. It held her steady, and then sadness perfected her aim.”
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Philip K. Dick
“You have to be with other people, he thought. In order to live at all. I mean before they came here I could stand it... But now it has changed. You can't go back, he thought. You can't go from people to nonpeople." - J.R. Isidore”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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