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"So apparently I bought a used copy of this book about seven years ago, read a few random chapters out of order, then gave it to someone who told me that they don't read much any more but that they would most likely resell it at the local used booksellers. Five years after that I bought it back, unknowingly.

Now that I am actually reading it again, all I can say is that memory is really really really fucking weird."
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