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Patrick Dilloway

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in Bay City, MI, The United States



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Pat has never climbed Mt. Everest, never fronted a rock band (or played a musical instrument), never played on a pro sports team, never dated (or even seen up close) a supermodel, never been linked to any celebrity (A, B, D-list or otherwise), never walked down a red carpet, never had anyone discuss a "baby bump," never been featured on reality TV, and never been the star of a YouTube video. However, Pat has spent many lonely evenings (early mornings and midafternoons, too!) reading and writing, and that has resulted in the publication of this novel.

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Not all dystopian cop movies are about cyborgs; some of them are about flesh-and-blood people! All of these ones are on Rifftrax, not MST3K.

Future Force & Future Zone:   In the "future" of the late 80s and early 90s policing is turned over to scummy-looking guys in sleeveless jean jackets who have the power to instantly kill people based on orders they receive from one of those digital scr... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.29 · 58 ratings · 17 reviews · 3 distinct works
Where You Belong

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Virgin Territory

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The Carnival Papers

3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Where You Belong, Chapter 1 (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 12, 2009 05:45AM
Description: Chapter 1 of my novel "Where You Belong". The whole thing is for sale on Amazon.

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Justice Society of America, Vol. 4 by Geoff Johns
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The overall plot is kind of like Star Trek 5: a "god" called Gog appears and seems to be doing good things to ease people's pain but those who are skeptical eventually find proof that the gift isn't all it's cracked up to be. Artist Alex Ross does ...more
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Charles Bukowski
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
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Nick Hornby
“The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
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Vladimir Nabokov
“Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
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Beth Hi Patrick,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!

SassyMama Hey, BJ...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...Happy Reading :-)

Bradley Hello BJ, thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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