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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Victorian novels turn kinda creepy in the 21 century. You don't have to read a ghost story to read a story about ghosts. All this subdued violence and discomfort and discontent, and the male world which surrounds you, stuffy and oppressive. You try t ...more
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin
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The reflexive Iris, the sad Iris, the thoughtful Iris, the depressed, the abused, the blind Iris... This is perhaps my biggest hang up with this book: how can you be so thoughtful and so oblivious at the same time? Laura is clearly the author's favou ...more
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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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Daybreak by Joan Baez
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I always suspected Joan Baez must be a pretty cool person. Turns out that she is!
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
“Tell me one last thing," said Harry. "Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling
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Things from the Flood by Simon Stålenhag
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Strangely familiar childhood that never was. Perhaps my post-soviet memories are to blame: strange masses of metal rusting away in the background? Check! Abandoned factories, overgrown and wild, still covered in propagandist murals? Check! Mysterious ...more
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Bits of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Welcome to the Platonic world of movie scripts, where boneless happy endings are firmly supported by the elegant, art deco frameworks wielded of the finest anglo-american linguistic alloys! Boy, they surely did know how to build sky scrapers out of t ...more
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
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Don't believe what they say: this book is not about racism. It is about growing up unapologetically, and watching your childhood wither. We are formed by many things, people, and places, but the real beauty of it is that we have no choice but to make ...more
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Emily Dickinson
“But the world is sleeping in ignorance and error, sir, and we must be crowing cocks, and singing larks, and a rising sun to awake her; or else we'll pull society up to the roots, and plant it in a different place. We'll build Alms-houses, and transcendental State prisons, and scaffolds -- we will blow out the sun, and the moon, and encourage invention. Alpha shall kiss Omega--we will ride up the hill of glory -- Hallelujah, all hail!”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters

G.K. Chesterton
“Unfortunately he was one of those who always tend to take their own fancies seriously; and in whose otherwise legitimate extravagance there is too little of the juice of the jest.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Flying Inn

Neil Gaiman
“I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

J.K. Rowling
“Tell me one last thing," said Harry. "Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

G.K. Chesterton
“The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.”
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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