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God’s grace comes to us unmerited, the theologians say. But the grace we could extend to one another we consider it best to withhold in very many cases, presumptively, or in the absence of what we consider true or sufficient merit (we being ...more

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I really enjoyed most of this book. It was engaging and unique. Unfortunately, there's a big event near the end that was too heavily foreshadowed and so it lacked the punch that it could have had. On top of that, the last 10% just dragged on and on.
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Got about 1/4 of the way through this book and was so bored with it. It didn't seem to have much of a point other than to wax poetic about libraries. I feel like the arson story was just to make you think the book would be more interesting than it is ...more
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This book was entertaining, but not great. Ebony Maw and the rest of the Children of Thanos are mentioned on one page as joining Thanos, but their characters aren't developed at all and they are never mentioned again. I would have liked to know more ...more
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David  Wong
“What humans want most of all, is to be right. Even if we're being right about our own doom. If we believe there are monsters around the next corner ready to tear us apart, we would literally prefer to be right about the monsters, than to be shown to be wrong in the eyes of others and made to look foolish.”
David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders

Marilynne Robinson
“God’s grace comes to us unmerited, the theologians say. But the grace we could extend to one another we consider it best to withhold in very many cases, presumptively, or in the absence of what we consider true or sufficient merit (we being more particular than God), or because few gracious acts, if they really deserve the name, would stand up to cost-benefit analysis. This is not the consequence of a new atheism or a systemic materialism that afflicts our age more than others. It is good old human meanness, which finds its terms and pretexts in every age. The best argument against human grandeur is the meagerness of our response to it, paradoxically enough.”
Marilynne Robinson, What Are We Doing Here?

Milton Friedman
“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.”
Milton Friedman

Ahmir Questlove Thompson
“What a shitty way to go through life, hiding your love for music so that people don't think the wrong things about you.”
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

David  Wong
“Our little tribal circles, bound by social contracts and selfish mutual need. Everyone working in their own greedy self-interests and huddling together with their tribe, at war with all those outside who they regard as barely human. What breaks a human mind out of that iron cage of mistrust, is a sacrifice. The martyr who gives up everything, who abandons all personal gain, who lays down his life for the good of those outside his group. He becomes a symbol all can rally around. So instead of trying to make a selfish, violent primate somehow empathize with the whole world, which is impossible, you only need to get him to remember and love the martyr. As one is forgotten, another must replace it.”
David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders

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