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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
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The characters inhale opium release the smoke and stare right into our eyes with a look that displays their knowledge of who we are and our fears and our desires and our truths in this fantastical tale of 70's Bombay by Jeet Thayil. The entire narrat ...more
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I heard a lot about Murakami and this book before picking this up. This book was pitched as 'Magical Realism'. And it did seem like an attempt to explore Magical Realism. However, it never did actually feel like Magical Realism, or Magic, or Realism. ...more
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Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

Italo Calvino
“If on a winter's night a traveler, outside the town of Malbork, leaning from the steep slope without fear of wind or vertigo, looks down in the gathering shadow in a network of lines that enlace, in a network of lines that intersect, on the carpet of leaves illuminated by the moon around an empty grave-What story down there awaits its end?-he asks, anxious to hear the story.”
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