Mister_Penguin wrote:Gravity's Rainbow:
"Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night's old smoke, alcohol and sweat, the fragile, musaceous odor of Breakfast:flowery, permeating, surprising, more than the color of winter sunlight, taking over not so much through any brute pungency or volume as by the high intricacy to the weaving of its molecules, sharing the conjuror's secret by which -though it is not often Death is told so clearly to fuck off- the living genetic chains prove even labyrinthine enough to preserve some human face down ten or twenty generations. . . so the same assertion-through-structure allows this war morning's banana fragrance to meander, repossess, prevail. Is there any reason not to open every window, and let the kind scent blanket all Chelsea? As a spell, against falling objects..."
Holy crap. I love that.
SurgicalSteel wrote:Wow, you're spectacularly unhelpful! I think you have a real talent for not being helpful!
The Great Hippo wrote:The internet's chief exports are cute kittens, porn, and Reasons Why You Are Completely Fucking Wrong.
addams wrote:How human of him. "If, they can do it, then, I can do it." Humans. Pfft. Poor us.
Chuff wrote:It's, uh, mostly genealogy, so far.
Sweeney_Todd wrote:I'm reading Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything now. I recommend it to anyone who wants their science explained to them in a not too dumb but not too technical way.
Hee, it's a good book, but it is so achingly quaint and woolly middle-aged-middle-class ('quintessentially British'), I was a little disappointed after the wonderful heartbreaking work of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Kewangji wrote:I would be more impressed if you expected never to read it.
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