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John Conolley John Conolley said: " I'm really enjoying this book. It's a reading guide to fifty great books, most of which I missed. It tells you what to look for, best line, interesting facts, and what to skip. With the guidance of this book, I just might begin to catch up on my clas ...more "

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“Never the less, it is no light thing to enter into a profession absolutely foreign and alien to the people among which one's lot is cast; a profession which seems as dim and faraway and unreal as the shores of Europe.”
Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard
“It was no ape, neither was it a man. It was some shambling horror spawned in the mysterious, nameless jungles of the south, where strange life teemed in the reeking rot without the dominance of man, and drums thundered in temples that had never known the tread of a human foot.”
Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard
“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?”
Robert E. Howard

The little poets sing of little things: Hope, cheer, and faith, small queens and puppet
“The little poets sing of little things:
Hope, cheer, and faith, small queens and puppet kings;
Lovers who kissed and then were made as one,
And modest flowers waving in the sun.

The mighty poets write in blood and tears
And agony that, flame-like, bites and sears.
They reach their mad blind hands into the night,
To plumb abysses dead to human sight;
To drag from gulfs where lunacy lies curled,
Mad, monstrous nightmare shapes to blast the world.


[click on the thumbnail by Jack "King" Kirby]”
Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard
“All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre—

The Feast is over, and the lamps expire.”
Robert E. Howard

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