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A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
A is for Activist
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Could be cool in theory, I guess. Instead, I find it to be preachy, joyless and age-inappropriate. Definitely get this for your kids if you want them to rebel in later life by joining their college's Republican club and/or working for Monsanto.
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There is some really arresting writing in this book. She has a way with non-obvious word choice that keeps the reader slightly off balance. Her scenes are perfectly paced--on a scene-by-scene basis, this book is great. It does read a bit like a serie ...more
Rebecca Stimpson and 1 other person liked eb's review of Eleanor and Park:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
"A charming, conversational YA novel. Rowell captures the intensity of teenage love, and she remembers a million details about high school life. The overuse of ellipses drove me bonkers, and there were a few too many meltdowns and snits for my tast..." Read more of this review »
Rebecca Stimpson and 10 other people liked Ariel's review of Paying for It:
Paying for It by Chester Brown
"Like all of Chester's work, this book is beautiful cartooning. Every panel is a pleasure to look at. I must say, though, I find it sad that the boy from "I Never Liked You" turned into the man in "Paying For It."

Why do I find it sad, Chester woul..." Read more of this review »
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Cormac McCarthy
“A man's at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he dont want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there. It aint the heart of a creature that is bound in the way that God has set for it. You can find meanness in the least of creatures, but when God made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Robert Musil
“…. by the time they have reached the middle of their life’s journey, few people remember how they have managed to arrive at themselves, at their amusements, their point of view, their wife, character, occupation and successes, but they cannot help feeling that not much is likely to change anymore. It might even be asserted that they have been cheated, for one can nowhere discover any sufficient reason for everything’s coming about as it has. It might just have well as turned out differently. The events of people’s lives have, after all, only to the last degree originated in them, having generally depended on all sorts of circumstances such as the moods, the life or death of quite different people, and have, as it were, only at the given point of time come hurrying towards them”
Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities: Vol. 1

Michelle Latiolais
“But then again, that's what the Book of Job was about to her, a cautionary tale about wanting there to be a God, wanting there to be someone who could enact what a God could enact, or who could sanction what the Devil would do. You want this, people? You want these kinds of powers? No, you don't, and here's why, and here's why it's sheer vanity to want them in any other entity. Look what sort of violence would rain down. Poor Job, sure, poor Job with his hives and his financial losses — though who needs three thousand camels? — and too bad about the kids, forgive me, they were delicious, so sweet and so cold, sure, too bad, but it's God who's the miserable bastard here. Look what he got himself up to! No good could come of that type of power; that's what the writer of the Book of Job was saying, and she knew the writer was right.”
Michelle Latiolais, Widow: Stories

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