Monthly Archives: August 2013

Book 56 The Great Gatsby

This is one of my favorite books.  For the longest time this was my go to book when I had to give a favorite book.  Thankfully, my answer has become more complicated and convoluted.  I’m thankful for this personally, it … Continue reading

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Book 55 – The Unvanquished

“… the highest destiny of a southern woman- to be a bride-widow of a lost cause-” This was my first Faulkner novel since the Sound and the Fury beat me around the ears and told me that I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Books 47 – 54

Mother Night, Sandman Vol 2-4, The Marriage Plot, Born Standing Up, Mort, Reaper Man     “Fictions are merely frozen dreams, linked images with some semblance of structure. They are not to be trusted, no more than the people who … Continue reading

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Book 46 – Nightwoods

“Life can get fucked up fast when you try to be a pleaser. Because people won’t ever be pleased, not even if you drop them ass-first into paradise. They like bitching too much.”   That sums up Nightwoods pretty well, … Continue reading

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Book 45 Deadeye Dick

“That is my principal objection to life, I think: It’s too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes.”   Second Vonnegut book of the season, second book of his I’ve read.  In the same vein as Slaughter House Dead … Continue reading

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