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Mieville's books tend to be a slog, but a worthy slog, like a pilgrimage. I could only read a few pages at a time, and as a result of that it took a while for the story to grip me, but the reason I could only read a few pages at a time is because the ...more
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I just. Cannot. Be Bothered. With. This.

I tried again. It's still overwritten, garbled nonsense. I intersect with a lot of the target demographic of this book, but I also think if a book is going to be dense, intricate, world-buildy and kinky, it nee
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I think some books have to hit you at the right time. I tried to read The Dispossessed twice before, each time faltering about halfway through the first chapter - because I just didn't connect. Partly that's deliberate, I think, the lack of informati ...more
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P.J. O'Rourke
“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the "right" to education, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle. There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”
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P.G. Wodehouse
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
"The mood will pass, sir.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

Kurt Vonnegut
“All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

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“If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.”
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