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Death of an Ordinary Man by Glen Duncan
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By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan
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If you loved "Twilight," don't bother reading Glen Duncan's books, because you are a Philistine with no taste.
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Breach of Faith by Jed Horne
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A well-reported summary of the way every branch of government failed New Orleans.

Now I'm mad all over again.
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Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert K. Ressler
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What can I say? I'm a sucker for gangsters and serial killers.
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Will Not Attend by Adam Resnick
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Bought this because Bob Odenkirk recommended it, and while it wasn't the page on page of knee slapping he called it, some moments were laugh-out-loud funny. Resnick's description of being bullied into taking his wife and kid to Disneyworld by his con ...more
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Tom Robbins
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.

Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets.

The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip...

The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon, bearded, buried, all but fossilized; the dark green sails of the grounded moon-boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma; the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies.

The beet was Rasputin's favorite vegetable. You could see it in his eyes.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
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Gregory Maguire
“People always did like to talk, didn't they? That's why I call myself a witch now: the Wicked Witch of the West, if you want the full glory of it. As long as people are going to call you a lunatic anyway, why not get the benefit of it? It liberates you from convention.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
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