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  •  Tara, how do you like the book so far? (2+ / 0-)

    am thinking of getting it?  Is it a slow read?  

    We Must DISARM THE NRA The next life you save may be ONE OF YOUR OWN!

    by SeaTurtle on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 05:57:10 AM PDT

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    •  I like it (1+ / 0-)
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      Some of the stories-within-stories are better paced than others,of course.  My favorite so far is the science-fiction piece about the clone in a world run by corporations.  I love what he does with the language:  a lot of everyday objects are referred to by brand names, the way we say "kleenex" to mean any brand of tissue.  So coffee is "a cup of starbuck," all shoes are called nikes (there's even a saying about "pulling yourself up by your nike-straps"), and films are "disneys."  When a character "put on a pornslash disney," I was like, "OMG that's just WRONG."

      I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

      by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 06:41:17 AM PDT

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