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Lark Benobi

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I'm the avatar of author Claire Oshetsky, who wrote the novel Chouette (Nov. 2021).

I'm a big reader and I love talking about books and exchanging views with other book lovers here on Goodreads. The comments I leave after reading a book aren't recommendations. They aren't reviews. They're snapshot reflections of my reading experience. If I don't like a book very well the first time I frequently go back to read it again, to see what I missed, and usually I'll like it better the second time.

I'm autistic. My autism affects how I read and how I write. I'm attracted to rhythmic, repetitive, metaphorical language. I prefer the precise word to the vague word. If you follow my reviews here on Goodreads then you'll begin to see patterns in my re
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Lark Benobi 'poingu' was my original name on goodreads and I still answer to it here and in some online havens. there is no rhyme or reason to this name--it came …more'poingu' was my original name on goodreads and I still answer to it here and in some online havens. there is no rhyme or reason to this name--it came from a screen captcha in 2005. (less)
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Lark Benobi Dear François Dominique: Thank you for writing the magnificent ASEROË. It changed my thinking about what writing can do, and be. I'll look forward to …moreDear François Dominique: Thank you for writing the magnificent ASEROË. It changed my thinking about what writing can do, and be. I'll look forward to keeping in touch.(less)
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“I am a mammal, a dog, and a bichon frise--in that order.”
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“It was a town mostly populated with elderly John Wayne fans and their caregivers.”
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“All of you losers, the Great Woolly Mammoth said. The undocumented and disabled. The forgotten ones. The left behinds. The last will be first. It's our turn. All of you need to fight together, every which way you can, and then some, and then some more, and even after you do all that, you will probably fail, and then die.”
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“You have no right to assume that you’ll be able to write because you could write yesterday.”
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“I prefer to speak in metaphor: That way, no logic can trap me, and no rule can bind me, and no fact can limit me or decide for me what’s possible.”
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“Early on, I'd got a sample of how Cornelia Tell questioned all motives for politeness. I'd sat down and said, "Would it be too much trouble if I got a scone with my coffee?" Cornelia Tell shot back, "Even if it does cause me trouble, do you still want a scone?" I never put it that way again, believe me. I just said, "I'd like a scone.”
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“In the time of your life, live—so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed.

Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.

Be the inferior of no man, or of any men be superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.

In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”
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jana Thank You for accepting Lark, I am looking forward to your book choices and reviews. :)


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Lark Benobi Elena C. wrote: "Cursed Bunny feels like a great way to meet 😁"

yah!

I related to your comment about horror being repackaged as something deeper--as if being 'horror' isn't 'something deeper' all on its own--because I just wrote a horror novel about a woman who gives birth to an owl, and people tend to read all kinds of things into it, some of which I have trouble justifying


Elena Cursed Bunny feels like a great way to meet 😁


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Lark Benobi Majenta wrote: "Hello, Lark! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you are keeping as safe and well and possible and will have a great new week. Congratulations on your book! Happy reading, writing, and everything else..."

Majenta, thanks for this sweet message! I've never read THE EVERLASTING STORY OF NORY and now I will--thanks! I see you've read Erich Kästner, too. I do love his children's books and they have a similar sweetness. I'm a big fan of middle grade fiction, more so than YA, because of the sweetness found in so many books in that category. I see you read a William Sleator book--House of Stairs--a while ago. I loved them all. All best to you in the coming week and beyond!


Majenta Hello, Lark! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you are keeping as safe and well and possible and will have a great new week. Congratulations on your book! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. I have just recently read Totto-Chan; it was recommended to me by someone else here, and I'm very glad! I got it for my Kindle and was surprised that the story ended at--60% or 70%? and the rest was some of the passages in Japanese. When I realized that, I was very glad of it. The book reminded me of THE EVERLASTING STORY OF NORY by Nicholson Baker, so I recommended it to the person who had recommended TOTTO-CHAN to me, so now I'm re-reading NORY. Have you ever heard of it?
Good to meet you, have a good day and all the best for whatever you're working on at the moment. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


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