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"Look alive, Proust, you're next."
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"Your vocabulary is enlarged."
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“No, I don’t know what Doctorow is trying to say, I don’t even know what you’re trying to say.”
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Nordic Trak Reading Machine
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The Lancet and Boils and Boilmen.
Head full of Books.
"Notice that, once the twentysomething men enter the environment, the chameleon instantly develops an opinion on David Foster Wallace."
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'Do you remember this bit in Anna Karenina?'
Editor. Short. Sweet.
Shake Spear. 'Neither a hunter nor a Gather be.'
'Why did Oliver Twist?'
The Complete Trubshaw.
'It's Dickens chick, very 2012.'
Chicken Soup for the Capitalist's soul.
After her harrowing escape fm Wonderland, Alice goes White Rabbit hunting
'This is a real tear jerker but there is just not much of a market for hard luck stories.'
'To be or not to be or something in-between.'
'It's a coffee-book table.'
'I love your poetry, m'dear - it's very Ezra Poundish.'