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Oscar and Lucinda
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Jim Jim said: "I've only read a few of these so far. These are wonderful tales. Very odd. You need to read some of the ones you haven't ever read. Also: this is a lovely edtion. The Arthur Rackam illustrations are truly lovely. I got this at B & N for $20 and a...more "

 
The Complete Shor...
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Jim Jim said: "J. G. Ballard in interesting. Very surreal.

I need this collection!
I HAVE it now. LOL

Reading it in bits and pieces like most humongeous Short Story collections!

Diving back into this. Right now I'm reading the Vermillion Sands stories. (there are 9...more
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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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1/26/2014.

Ok, I keep having this recommended to me by people I respect. AND, I happened to see volumes 1-4 for about 1/2 off at my favorite Local Bookstore. (Acorn Books, if Columbus Ohio. If you live in the area, drop in!)

I JUST started it today. S...more
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Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
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Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
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A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
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Pym by Mat Johnson
Pym
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Excellent Story!

Most novels, as I believe I have discussed elsewhere on Goodreads, Progress from point "A" TO point "B" to point "C" to point "Z".
The classic example is the murder mystery. A. somebody gets murdered and the body is discovered. B. The...more
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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
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Just finsihed reading the Bogie Bio, which, btw, was excellent. I felt this bnook calling me so am Re-Reading it. I will have to Re-Watch the movie soon.
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Bogart by Ann M. Sperber
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Elvis Costello
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do.”
Elvis Costello

Charles Frazier
“One thing he discovered with a great deal of astonishment was that music held for him more then just pleasure. There was meat to it. The grouping of sounds, their forms in the air as they rang out and faded, said something comforting to him about the rule of Creation. What the music said was that there is a right way for things to be ordered so that life might not always be just tangle and drift, but have a shape, an aim. It was a powerful argument that life did not just happen.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
tags: music

Frank Zappa
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
Frank Zappa

Jewel
“In the end only kindness matters.”
Jewel

William S. Burroughs
“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on.”
William S. Burroughs

Joseph
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