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Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Vol. 1 by Akiko Higashimura
"An interesting new (for English speakers) manga title, focusing on young women in their early to mid-30s, and the challenges facing them not only in terms of relationships, but also with their careers. There seems to be some tension between the st..." Read more of this review »
Feast of Fields by Sean Karemaker
"A fascinating memoir...or perhaps more appropriately described, the story of his mother and her time and challenges in an orphanage. Karemaker is aptly able to immerse himself into his mother's story with all of the appropriate care and empathy ne..." Read more of this review »
Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
"A fascinating overview of many of Smyth's comics. Some of these are stories, fleshed out to one degree or another, but many of the pieces that make up Somnambulance are illustrations. Regardless, Smyth's art is a joy to behold, with all of its bar..." Read more of this review »
DC Universe Presents, Vol. 1 by Paul Jenkins
"So DC is reviving DC Comics Presents? I like the idea of an ongoing anthology title, especially if they're not going to insist too strongly on preset lengths for the story arcs. The idea of doing riffs on classic DC characters is appealing (and ma..." Read more of this review »
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George R.R. Martin
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Elmore Leonard
“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
Elmore Leonard

Mark Twain
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Mark Twain

Isaac Asimov
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

David Foster Wallace
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
David Foster Wallace

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