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The Museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock
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The past few days I’ve been stuck in one of those ruts where I’ve not been sure what I want to read next; I’ve picked up half-a-dozen books from my to-read shelf, gotten five to ten pages in on each, and decided now’s not the time for me to read that ...more
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Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy
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"Our minds are a series of graves in a wall. Our non-entities are all there when the register is called, gluttonous creatures; sometimes they fly up like vultures to hide the faces of those we loved. A multitude of faces dwell in the graves, a rich p
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The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
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The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
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The Elementals by Michael McDowell
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Horror is typically set in darkness, somewhere cold and dank, the wind howling in the night. But horror can happen under a bright sun, in unbearable heat, in the middle of the day. In the darkness, you can’t see what may be watching you, but in the b ...more
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
"Why am I not surprised to read that King was on drugs when he wrote this? The copious coke rambles aside, it was entertaining. But not that good. Not good at all."
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Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
Sea of Rust
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Being a sentient robot would be vastly different than being a flesh-and-blood person for a myriad of reasons. Physical form would not dictate sentience, so you could be as large as one of those massive excavators, or as small as a microchip (technolo ...more
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
"The content is pretty decent, the idea even more so. Alas, the writing is just obnoxious. I get what the author was driving at with his all those names brands and whatnot, but it doesn't make it any more bearable. I applaud the attempt, but I can'..." Read more of this review »
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Gene Wolfe
“We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges. When soldiers take their oath they are given a coin, an asimi stamped with the profile of the Autarch. Their acceptance of that coin is their acceptance of the special duties and burdens of military life—they are soldiers from that moment, though they may know nothing of the management of arms. I did not know that then, but it is a profound mistake to believe that we must know of such things to be influenced by them, and in fact to believe so is to believe in the most debased and superstitious kind of magic. The would-be sorcerer alone has faith in the efficacy of pure knowledge; rational people know that things act of themselves or not at all.”
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