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Erin Erin said: " A very fast read, perfect for summer since it's set on the Côte d'azur. The writing wasn't the most elegant I've read, but that may be due to the translation; I'd be interested in reading it in French to compare, especially now knowing whodunnit. The ...more "

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Jul 14, 2019 02:30PM

Christopher  Morley
“Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.”
Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop
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Gore Vidal
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Waters
“Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.”
John Waters, Role Models

Steve Martin
“You want to know how I think art should be taught to children? Take them to a museum and say, 'This is art, and you can't do it.”
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