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  1. Prickle-haired pimples and icy goose bumps.
  2. North sea winds swelling the white frosted waves against the dark, granite coast.
  3. Last Night I Deamt That Somebody Loved Me - The Smiths
  4. Lumpy porridge, unsalted, unsweetened.
  5. So I just finished "Breakfast of Champions" and while there's a lot to like, it did ultimately feel like more of the same. Literally, in the case of some of the characters and themes. Had I read this before "Slaughterhouse Five" I'd probably have enjoyed it more but as it came on the heels of that book, it seemed to pale into insignificance by comparison. Whereas Slaughterhouse Five felt strangely real and meaningful (despite the flights of fancy) Breakfast of Champions felt disjointed and directionless -- like a collection of ideas and thoughts that weren't connected in any meaningful (or ent
  6. Jumpers, mangled with loose threads, that weigh you down.
  7. Homes and havens with neither heat nor Horlicks.
  8. Frost and freeze on the February breeze.
  9. Bitter chills rising, like iced demons, from the sea.
  10. I thought the first chapter was pretty pointless and a little confusing to be honest; I had to read it twice because it didn't seem all that relevant to what followed.
  11. Have men stopped sizing up women on a sexual basis? Or stopped admitting it?
  12. Thoroughly enjoyed this. The story and writing were great. Lost a little momentum halfway through but picked up again. Loved the time jumps, the Tramalfadorians; the idea that we have no free will and exist in all times. Liked it so much that I'm gonna go straight into Breakfast of Champions next. So it goes.
  13. hux

    Have a Rant!

    I was reading a novel once and there was violence and sex and human complexity. I refused to continue reading. What a disgrace.
  14. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
  15. You're The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! by C.S. Lewis You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you're re-enacting Christian theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust in zoo animals.
  16. Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  17. Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die - Brand New
  18. Vietnamese Walking Stick (Medauroidea extradentata)
  19. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  20. Why Don't We Do It In The Road - The Beatles
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