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"I've read all the great books. They weren't that great."
"You usually don't see the classics wash up on the beach these days."
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"It's the annual report."
"Like I could date a guy from Notre Dame."
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"I hate to be that guy, but, technically, Frankenstein is the name of my creator, and I'm Frankenstein's monster."
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The Joads of Silicon Valley in Kiwis of Wrath
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"Every man for himself!"
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Short story. Collected works. The Tolstoy gulp
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The ghost of unanswered emails past
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"I feel like I have a book in me."
Captain Ahab sitting under the head of a whale that has been painted white
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"You're incredibly tight."
War And Peace?/The Catcher in the Rye?/Citizen Kane?/Jaws?
"They found Charlotte's web site."
The extremely unreliable narrator.
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"Hey, do we have strawberries crushed in cream cheese?"
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'I told them that refusing to read Dickens is like refusing to do algebra. Now they refuse to do algebra.'
'Charlotte's Website' ('The children's book classic rewritten for the electronic era!')
Tarzan of the overcompensators
The Great Catsby.