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Carp got to eat, too.
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Well, we got to do the right thing by this boy,” Sundown said. “The right thing.” Duncan’s neck relaxed and his head flopped back gratefully. “Uh-huh,” Lewis said. “Naturally we’ll do the right thing by him.” “Then after that,” Powers interjected, “should we dump him in the river?” Sundown raised his arms and shrugged. “What else? Carp got to eat, too.” Now comprehension made Duncan rigid, and he let his important eye flap shut, choosing not to view the most glamorous occurrence, the straight-razor finale, to this his gaudy, but already forgotten, life.Daniel Woodrell
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On his next return to this world, Duncan Cobb, oldest son, faithless cousin, cautious lover, and pal of killers, awoke infused with the lucidity born of no escape, and a mortal dose of honesty.Daniel Woodrell
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I’m lookin’ for my mama ’cause I’m in a blue funk,” he said, then woefully wagged his dreadlocked head. “When I feel this a way, see, my mama, she lets me beat on her till I feel happy again.” “I ain’t your Ubangi mama, bro.” As swift as a gnat in the eye, a pistol appeared at Duncan’s side with Powers Jones backing it up. Duncan turned to face down the barrel. “But you’ll do, motherfucker,” Lewis said, then professionally punted him in the balls.Daniel Woodrell
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The Complete Works by Michel de Montaigne
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I never fail to find pleasure returning to Montaigne; this is a brilliant translation!
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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The Sandman Omnibus, Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman
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Lucifer, Book One by Mike Carey
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Lucifer, Book One by Mike Carey
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While I won't go into too much detail here, this opening section of Carey's Lucifer starts off haltingly but does, in my estimation, climax in one of the most epic finales ever developed any modern fiction, and I've read quite a few.
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Lucifer, Book Two by Mike Carey
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Lucifer, Book Three by Mike Carey
Lucifer, Book Three (Lucifer, #3)
by Mike Carey (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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While an atheist, I find this story, essentially the graphic novel adventures of Milton's Lucifer, quite compelling and it moves at a galloping pace, though it is not always as clear as I might like it, and that is perhaps saying something, given my...more
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Malcolm Lowry
“The Consul felt a pang. Ah, to have a horse, and gallop away, singing, to someone you loved perhaps, into the heart of all the simplicity and peace in the world; was that not like the opportunity afforded man by life itself? Of course not. Still, just for a moment, it had seemed that it was.”
Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano

Roberto Bolaño
“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.”
Roberto Bolaño

Bret Easton Ellis
“Disintegration---I'm taking it in stride.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis
“This is not an exit.”
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Malcolm Lowry
“Haven’t you got any tenderness or love left for me at all?” Yvonne asked suddenly, almost piteously, turning round on him, and he thought: Yes, I do love you, I have all the love in the world left for you, only that love seems so far away from me and so strange too, for it is as though I could almost hear it, a droning or a weeping, but far, far away, and a sad lost sound, it might be either approaching or receding, I can’t tell which. “Don’t you think of anything except of how many drinks you’re going to have?”
Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano: A Novel

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