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To Fetch a Felon
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"I read the reviews of others and heard it was more like an anthology.. boy were they right. This is taking me forever because it's kind of boring." Sep 02, 2016 09:27AM

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Terry Pratchett
“ is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

Terry Pratchett
“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

Terry Pratchett
"It's not that I don't want... I mean, I've's just that life is a habit that's hard to break...”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

Jeffrey Eugenides
“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Michael Marshall Smith
“How many times have you tried to talk to someone about something that matters to you, tried to get them to see it the way you do? And how many of those times have ended with you feeling bitter, resenting them for making you feel like your pain doesn't have any substance after all?

Like when you've split up with someone, and you try to communicate the way you feel, because you need to say the words, need to feel that somebody understands just how pissed off and frightened you feel. The problem is, they never do. "Plenty more fish in the sea," they'll say, or "You're better off without them," or "Do you want some of these potato chips?" They never really understand, because they haven't been there, every day, every hour. They don't know the way things have been, the way that it's made you, the way it has structured your world. They'll never realise that someone who makes you feel bad may be the person you need most in the world. They don't understand the history, the background, don't know the pillars of memory that hold you up. Ultimately, they don't know you well enough, and they never can. Everyone's alone in their world, because everybody's life is different. You can send people letters, and show them photos, but they can never come to visit where you live.

Unless you love them. And then they can burn it down.”
Michael Marshall Smith, Only Forward

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