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    Eastwood's speech at the republican convention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelby_lake View Post
    Hi Kelby which of the three descriptions do you apply to this book?
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    Hi Kelby which of the three descriptions do you apply to this book?
    All of them. The novel is narrated by a deluded paedophile as a sort of love letter to a twelve year old girl he supposedly fell in love with, and it's essentially the Jamesian theme of Old Europe corrupting Young America. One of the most unreliable narrators ever.

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    The Story of the Eye by George Bataille:

    Anything by Irving Welsh or Kathy Acker and obviously Songs of Maldoror.
    "The farther he goes the more good it does me. I donít want philosophies, tracts, dogmas, creeds, ways out, truths, answers, nothing from the bargain basement. He is the most courageous, remorseless writer going and the more he grinds my nose in the sh1t the more I am grateful to him..."
    -- Harold Pinter on Samuel Beckett

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    The Saline Solution - Marco Vassi

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    The short stories of Somerset Maugham are extremely cynical. Whilst not explicitly nasty in the way of, say, Burroughs or Irvine Welsh, Maugham has a cold, deterministic view of human nature which I find far more unsettling.

    Certain types of writers want to show humanity at its depths. I get the feeling that Maugham saw it as rotten all the way to the top.

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    The Master and Margarita

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    "My Life As A Small Boy" by Wally Cox ---really!

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