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Jessica Jessica said: " I picked this book up a few months ago, flush with my first paycheck as the Posner Intern for CMU Libraries. I finally finished Cryptonomicon and so can pick up a new tomb. Thus far I am finding The Court Years to be a great complement to my Bill of ...more "

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Jessica Jessica said: " I think my mother gave this book to me two Christmases ago. It is about a reporter who starts studying (and then training at) a boxing gym in a poor Boston suburb. Not only is learning about boxing interesting and exiting, the subtitle of the book (" ...more "

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“Harper: In your experience of the world. How do people change?

Mormon Mother: Well it has something to do with God so it's not very nice.

God splits the skin with a jagged thumbnail from throat to belly and then plunges a huge filthy hand in, he grabs hold of your bloody tubes and they slip to evade his grasp but he squeezes hard, he insists, he pulls and pulls till all your innards are yanked out and the pain! We can't even talk about that. And then he stuffs them back, dirty, tangled and torn. It's up to you to do the stitching.

Harper: And then up you get. And walk around.

Mormon Mother: Just mangled guts pretending.

Harper: That's how people change.”
Tony Kushner, Angels in America

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