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Coppola by Peter Cowie
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"'It was a film about morality, and there's not much place in America for those kinds of themes.'"
(Francis Coppola's quote about his Apocalypse Now)

Most people, when asked to name a Francis Ford Coppola movie, would say The Godfather. Indeed, it is a
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Plot it Yourself by Rex Stout
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"'The [conclusion] resulted from my examination of the stories [...] They were all written by the same person. The internal evidence - diction, syntax, paragraphing - is ineluctable. You are professional word-and-language people; study those stories ...more
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The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes
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"When I was thirteen, I discovered a tube of contraceptive jelly in the bathroom cabinet. [...] the small print, flaked of a few letters, told me what I didn't want to know. My parents still did it. Worse, when they did it, there was a chance that my ...more
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The passion of Poland  by Lawrence Weschler
" I am not sure how I missed your review. Sorry! Spot on, but I want to add that for someone who was there at the time and had been raised there everyth ...more "
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The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block
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"I could have been there in ten minutes on the train, but I'd worked too hard stealing the money I was carrying to risk letting some common thief take it away from me."

Unfortunately, The Burglar on the Prowl (2004) confirms my fears expressed in the
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The Sea by John Banville
" Judith wrote: "Just read your review and realized that the reason I am quitting 75% or more of the books I start is that they were not written by John ...more "
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The Sea by John Banville
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"What a little vessel of sadness we are, sailing in this muffled silence through the autumn dark."

"The past beats inside me like a second heart."

John Banville's The Sea (2005) offered me one of the most remarkable literary experiences of my life. Aft
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Ross Macdonald
“Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank, and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up.”
Ross Macdonald

Kurt Vonnegut
“Now, if others will rid the earth of vanity, ignorance, and want, mankind can live happily ever after.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Rabih Alameddine
“I consider it a shame that most contemporary American writing seems informed more by Hemingway, the hero of adolescent boys of all ages and genders, than by the sui generis genius of letters, Faulkner. A phalanx of books about boredom in the Midwest is lauded (where the Midwest lies is a source of constant puzzlement to me, somewhere near Iowa, I presume), as are books about unexplored angst in New Jersey or couples unable to communicate in Connecticut. It was Camus who asserted that American novelists are the only ones who think they need not be intellectuals. One”
Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman

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“People are trying so hard to live through their children. And the children keep trying so hard to live up to their parents, or live them down. Everybody's living through or for or against somebody else. It doesn't make too much sense, and it isn't working too well.”
Ross Macdonald, The Far Side of the Dollar

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“The problem was to love people, try to serve them, without wanting anything from them. I was a long way from solving that one.”
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