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Martin Amis
“Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.”
Martin Amis, Money

Gordon Donaldson
“Americans, though apparently impressed by ghastly sentimentality and outrageous hypocrisy, are by nature much more politically cynical than Canadians. In their longer history they have had much more to be cynical about. They demand a vulgar show, enjoy it, guffaw, and forget it the next morning. When a new U.S. President takes office all bets are off and his campaign platform is dismantled and stored away. ”
Gordon Donaldson, Eighteen Men: The Prime Ministers Of Canada

Kingsley Amis
“Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection. He lay sprawled, too wicked to move, spewed up like a broken spider-crab on the tarry shingle of morning. The light did him harm, but not as much as looking at things did; he resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again. A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad.”
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

Gary Brecher
“I love that name. A country named Chad. Sounds like somebody who lived next door to the Brady Bunch. But if Chad actually lived next door to the Bradys, Greg would be roasting over a slow fire and Marcia would be standing naked on an auction block, because Chad is one of the hungriest, craziest, most desperate places on the planet.”
Gary Brecher, The War Nerd

“There was a lot of pretense floating around; not just with aunties and all that but with emotions and how people saw you. They had a point. There's a lot to learn from that generation -- the stoic approach. I think it's disgusting how they've been forgotten about in this way. It's the American hippies' fault, they saw an in there, a way of making money out of bad moods. That's all it is most of the time. You can't expect to feel cock-a-hoop every minute of every day. My mam and dad's generation understood this. They were just thankful the bombs had stopped threatening their lives. They just wanted to get on with living.”
Mark E. Smith, Renegade

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 114983 members — last activity 17 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
3917 Minnesota Bibliophage Continuum — 46 members — last activity Mar 19, 2014 11:23PM
This is a group for current and former Minnesotans who prefer to gnaw, chew, and devour (maybe even regurgitate) books. "Minnesota Nice" is allowed, b ...more
13452 Art Squared Publishing — 18 members — last activity Apr 23, 2009 05:41PM
Art Squared Publishing is an art book publishing company centered around the idea that some art is for artists and non artists alike; pure, fun, and e ...more
25x33 Humor is My Genre — 172 members — last activity Nov 18, 2019 01:51PM
Novels that entertain, bring a smile or a laugh to the reader. They can be any genre, mystery, history, gothic, etc or any theme, but the books must h ...more
1350 Balconeers — 44 members — last activity May 30, 2010 03:44PM
Hey, there's a Balcony in the Goodreads library where we can all talk – movie books, books into movies, movies into books, books about going to the mo ...more
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