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A Moveable Feast
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Familiar, Volume 1 by Mark Z. Danielewski
"When I finished this book, I'm pretty certain I finished Danielewski along with it.

I understand there is a lot of hype and that he has a solid following, and I don't want to be one of those people who insist on comparing everything he produces fr..." Read more of this review »
The Familiar, Volume 1 by Mark Z. Danielewski
"This book is big. This book is ambitious. It's challenging and experimental and impressionistic. I have nothing against big, ambitious, challenging books. But I really disliked this.
Mark Z. Danielewski is apparently going to publish 27 volumes of..." Read more of this review »
The Familiar, Volume 1 by Mark Z. Danielewski
"In other words: I am not original. I am merely a blend of current texts neither influenced nor influential because all that I reveal can at any point be reconfigured via any of the above-mentioned subset voicings.

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Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
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Tokyo by Nicholas Hogg
Tokyo
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Tristessa by Jack Kerouac
“The beauty of things must be that they end.”
Jack Kerouac
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
Diary
by Chuck Palahniuk (Goodreads Author)
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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
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The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck
“After the bare requisites to living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. He leaves his proof on wood, on stone or on the lives of other people.”
John Steinbeck
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William Faulkner
“...I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Jean-Paul Sartre
“I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“And lastly from that period I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ernest Hemingway
“Maybe...you'll fall in love with me all over again."
"Hell," I said, "I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?"
"Yes. I want to ruin you."
"Good," I said. "That's what I want too.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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