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Backteria and Other Improbable Tales by Richard Matheson
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I really really like this collection of Mathesons short stories. This is a nice reign of ideas, all connected by the thought of the insufferableness of existence for all living beeings. The style and humour is mostly on point and there are some neat quotes, although some of the stories are a bit too confuse and erratic. But all in all I can highly recommend you this collection as a start to Mathesons work.
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Quotes Marlen Liked

Richard Matheson
“What is the atomic bomb?” queried Leslie, “But a mass of tortured Elements suffering complete nervous breakdown?”
I shuddered at the thought.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“„No amount of reasonable threats prevailed.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“Accordingly, Mr. Cook spent four years, six months, two days, $5,228.20, six thousand yards of wiring, three hundred and two radio tubes, a generator, reams of paper, dizzying mentation and the good will of his wife in assembling his duplication machine.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“As he stepped into the sunlight, he heard the seals barking loudly. They must have an audience. Slick glory seekers. Whiskered prima donnas.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“The pheasants looked around in bobhead curiosity.
Your pigeon cousins walk in freedom. You sit in the cage in glorious Technicolor.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“At home he found the same threats waiting for him. He unlocked the door and stepped into the trap he had formed around him.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“He hungered for peace and there was no peace. Terror was his only food.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“„Another day. Another collection of wracking hours.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales

Richard Matheson
“„My teenage years were unacceptable. An unhappy array of failed female liaisons and repetitive skin disorders.”
Richard Matheson, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales


Reading Progress

May 9, 2018 – Started Reading
May 9, 2018 – Shelved
May 10, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
May 10, 2018 – Finished Reading

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