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As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning he found himself transformed into a gigantic emoji.
"I like his earlier work better, particularly the ones I said I didn't like at the time."
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"Have you considered writing this story in the third monkey rather than the first monkey?"
"Maybe I don't like stunning debuts."
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"You call this literature?"
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"I got your Postum, but they were right out of twenty-five-cent Marianne Moore stamps."
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"Would you mind taking a look at this collection of my poems? Your opinion would mean a lot."
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"David Brooks sure reads a lot of books."
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"The only way to create a sensation as an essayist these days is to write something mean bout cats."
The Letters Of Jean-Paul Sartre To His Mother
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"That was too many fresh original voices for one night."
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Proust orders from the cart.
'A positive review of the book and a negative review of the presentation.'
'I admire the way you've woven the different themes together to develop a complex and thought proviking narrative, but to be honest it doesn't really make for a very useful shopping list.'
'The end. Well, time for bed. What are you writing?'
'Can you make it out to yourself and write, 'I'm a horrible author and my book stinks'?'
A book reviewer reads between the margins.
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"The 'Times' called his novel 'downloadable'."
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