Fabian
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Now the Cats With Jeweled Claws  Other One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
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And perhaps the reason these were produced way after the playwright died is because--they aren't too good. Yeah, the same discordant dialogues from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" or "Streetcar Named Desire" are here, painting with abstract paintbrushes a sc ...more
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The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
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Like valves in the heart, this drama opens up and constructs. It becomes intimate with the central heartbreaking moral dilemma, or epic with a stampede of intriguing satellite players.

Also, this one struck me as having The Simpson's episode arch: The
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Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
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"Wasted lives make waste, not tragedy." (413)

And yet, this really isnt so. The history of Hollywood in all its shady dealings and deaths--ending in the Manson Tate massacre--is sometimes too bloody a story to take in, but the viewer and fanboy is not
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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
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Two romantic tomes that search for goodness and love in human stuff like death and food.

Her writing flashes by, leaving dewy nectar dripping from your lips...
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
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Terrifically horrible, gonorrheal mess--overly lauded by megastar writers because, as book critic for TIME, Grossman has been pivotal to an extent for some of their fame & $. Obvi.

Alas, one reads it and knows right around page 300 what a swamp th
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The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
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Greer's work contains devious magic. Hypotheticals become real, & then the realness becomes too real. It's eating the metaphorical cake, and suffering the gastrointestinal implications.

"Less" may be his masterpiece; "The Confessions of Max Tivol
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Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
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A large octupus-alien has a realistic threesome with two-dimensional humanoids. Dreams are made of this--well, but not my dreams. Nor nightmares. "Dawn" remains prime example of the reasoning behind my headstrong, unwavering apathy for most Sci Fi no ...more
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Flying at Night by Rebecca L.  Brown
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A delectable surprise. Portrays three generations marked so decidedly by their age. The middle figure is in the middle, at times trapped between, bookmarked, by the younger and older. She finds out much about them both, & in doing so finds hersel ...more
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The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
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A delectable surprise. Portrays three generations marked so decidedly by their age. The middle figure is in the middle, at times trapped between, bookmarked, by the younger and older. She finds out much about them both, & in doing so finds hersel ...more
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Steven Spielberg
“Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.”
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Robert Bloch
“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
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Diane Duane
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George Carlin
“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”
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22972 The Macabre & Creepy Edgar Allan Poe group — 297 members — last activity Oct 30, 2015 04:12PM
A group of wacky people who love Poe as much as I do,and enjoy reading his stories,and discussing them. With October coming up, I am always in the moo ...more