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Before The Beginning by Martin J. Rees
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The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
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A beautiful and engrossing rags-to-riches story.
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The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
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Deceivingly warm to the touch.
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Hunger by Knut Hamsun
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Scrawls of hunger, insanity, desperation and unrelenting pride.
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante
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The pages of Ask the Dust are burned into memory under the unrelenting Los Angeles sun. Frozen are the pages of Wait Until Spring.
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Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
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It's Bukowski.
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Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse
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Beneath the Wheel is a tumultuous read that jumps from light to shadow with every fleeting chapter. And while the novel never dwells on negatives to the point of nausea, its real strength lies in its sense of foreboding doom that lurks within the sha ...more
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Prose polished like the finest of silvers. Characters burning on fumes, restless and endlessly watching over nothing. Bright pin-points of light shimmer above the day's residing waves of tumultuous heat, enveloping the madness.
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Junky by William S. Burroughs
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Junky is a work obsessed with details built upon trivialities, whirlwinds of in-and-out characters and the plain-speaking realities of "plant life". While the book is often lauded for this approach, it nevertheless succumbs to its own frankness, ofte ...more
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On the Suffering of the World by Arthur Schopenhauer
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A tough pill to swallow, and sometimes one likely to produce drowsiness. Nevertheless, as much as I hate to admit it, I see a lot of this bitter misogynist in myself. While I think he tends to generalise more than would do him justice and can be over ...more
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Mark Twain
“Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.”
Mark Twain, The Diary of Adam and Eve

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Twenty-One (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2009 03:55PM
Description: Non-fictional account of a holiday. Written between June 30th and July 2nd 2009. Revisions made on August 16th 2009.
Plans (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2009 03:51PM
Description: A somewhat stylised blog entry? I'm not sure. Written 29th July 2009.
Dead Air (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2009 03:49PM
Description: Short story that I wrote to deal with the theme of human perseverance in the face of darkness. Written September 1st, 2008.
2AM Unravelling (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 16, 2009 03:46PM
Description: Spontaneous short story I wrote at 2 in the morning based on the first ten minutes since wakening up. Written 29th July 2008. My first real work.
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