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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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The villain here is not assassin Charles Guiteau, but vainglorious Dr. Willard Bliss, who actually killed the President.
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The Art of the Sonnet by Stephen Burt
The Art of the Sonnet
by Stephen Burt (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Skip around through the sonnets first (the authors are clear that this shouldn't necessarily be read in historical sequence), then check out some of the explications. You'll notice very quickly that Stephen Burt has a poetic turn of mind with a vivid ...more
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The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
The Blind Owl
by Sadegh Hedayat
read in May, 2016
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I now grow cold when thinking of cucumbers.
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Sex Criminals, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
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Matt Fraction puts Nicholson Baker's 'The Fermata' in reverse -- orgasms now stop time for a select few -- and transforms it into a witty, hilarious crime thriller featuring a time-cop nicknamed Kegelface. Very well done.
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Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies by Michael   Adams
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This MST3K addict was hoping for a much funnier book, but there are loads of bad movie recommendations herein. Hopefully he'll publish a ranked list.
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The Age of Reagan by Sean Wilentz
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Amazing how often Messrs. Rumsfeld and Cheney appear throughout this melancholy history.
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Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
Treasure Island!!!
by Sara Levine
read in January, 2016
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The Fade Out, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker
The Fade Out, Vol. 1: Act One
by Ed Brubaker
read in December, 2015
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Brubaker and Phillips collaborating on a 1948 Hollywood noir story with cameos from Clark Gable and Ronald Reagan -- what's not to love?
Southern Bastards, Vol. 2 by Jason Aaron
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Paul Theroux
“For years I felt that being respectable meant maintaining a sinister complacency, and the disreputable freedom I sought helped make me a writer.”
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“Americans, though apparently impressed by ghastly sentimentality and outrageous hypocrisy, are by nature much more politically cynical than Canadians. In their longer history they have had much more to be cynical about. They demand a vulgar show, enjoy it, guffaw, and forget it the next morning. When a new U.S. President takes office all bets are off and his campaign platform is dismantled and stored away. ”
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A.L. Kennedy
“I can't help it either, the laughing: solemn gatherings, slow
ballads, pompous orations, any person or occasion that assumes I'll
offer my unreserved respect: I tend to find them all hysterical in the
end. Especially if someone similar is there to set me off. They don't
have to do much: I recognize what it looks like when somebody's
composure starts to strip itself away. They'll maybe cross their arms
with that twitchy, shaky, tension, or they'll grab down little wheezes
of embarrassed air, or they'll simply hood their faces under their
palm, trying to hide how fast they're slipping, how fast *we're*
slipping, because I'll be weakening with them by then, I'll be just as
lost, pulled equally tight against the moment when we both stop caring
and let it disgrace us -- when we laugh.”
A.L. Kennedy, Indelible Acts: Stories

Martin Amis
“Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.”
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Gary Brecher
“I love that name. A country named Chad. Sounds like somebody who lived next door to the Brady Bunch. But if Chad actually lived next door to the Bradys, Greg would be roasting over a slow fire and Marcia would be standing naked on an auction block, because Chad is one of the hungriest, craziest, most desperate places on the planet.”
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