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Love was undependable, it came and it went, so it was good to have a money value, because then at least those who wanted to make a profit from you would make sure you were fed enough and not damaged too much.
Apr 01, 2012 01:17AM
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Manny is on page 360 of 436
They'd had to go through What's the matter, Are you bored with me, I really care about you and so forth and blah blah. "Leave your husband," Jimmy had said to cut her short.
Apr 03, 2012 01:04PM
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Manny is on page 310 of 436
"If you know one century, you know them all," said the man. "But the adjectives change," said Jimmy. "Nothing's worse than last year's adjectives." "Exactly!" said the man, as though Jimmy had just solved the riddle of the universe in one blinding flash.
Apr 03, 2012 11:54AM
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Manny is on page 275 of 436
When he was still at high school he'd liked reading girls' diaries, with their capital letters and multiple exclamation marks and extreme phrasing - love love love, hate hate hate - and their coloured underlinings, like the crank letters he used to get later, at work.
Apr 03, 2012 04:07AM
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Manny is on page 234 of 436
One of his term papers - for his Applied Rhetoric course - was titled "Self-Help Books of the Twentieth Century: Exploiting Hope and Fear," and it supplied him with a great stand-up routine for use in the student pubs.
Apr 02, 2012 11:25PM
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Manny is on page 203 of 436
This was a snide dig at Jimmy's current snarled romance, with a brunette poet who'd renamed herself Morgana and refused to tell him what her given name was, and who was currently on a twenty-eight-day sex strike in honour of the Great Moon-Goddess Oestre, patroness of soybeans and bunnies.
Apr 02, 2012 12:58PM
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Manny is on page 175 of 436
"I don't buy your whole fucking story. All this sweetness and acceptance and crap." "If you don't want to buy that, Jimmy," says Oryx, looking at him tenderly, "what is it that you would like to buy instead?"
Apr 01, 2012 08:08AM
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Manny is on page 142 of 436
"Toast," he says, "is something very, very bad. It's so bad I can't even describe it. Now it's your bedtime. Go away."
Mar 31, 2012 01:26PM
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Manny is on page 100 of 436
The exchange rates - one Mona Lisa equalled one Bergen-Belsen, one Armenian genocide equalled the Ninth Symphony plus three Great Pyramids - were suggested, but there was room for haggling. To do this you needed to know the numbers - the total number of corpses for the atrocities, the latest open-market price for the artworks; or, if the works had been stolen, the amount paid by the insurance policy.
Mar 31, 2012 04:57AM
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Manny is on page 30 of 436
Ramona was supposed to be a tech genius but she talked like a shower-gel babe in an ad. She wasn't stupid, said Jimmy's dad, she just didn't want to put her neuron power into long sentences.
Mar 30, 2012 12:56AM
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Manny is on page 10 of 436
Mar 28, 2012 10:04PM
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