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  • Eric shared from A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
    Cadfael returned along the path with the uncomfortable feeling that God, nevertheless, required a little help from men, and what he mostly got was hindrance.
    Note: I was very glad to find this book on Kindle.
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    The leader made a dismissive gesture with a paw. ‘We steal bodies. My people, we have stolen three dead popes. The Vatican was very cross. Glass things, chemicals, books, they will be no trouble. Much easier than dead popes.’ ‘Why on Earth did you steal three dead popes?’ asked Cabal. ‘First, to make the Vatican very cross. That was funny. Second reason, delicious.’
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    Think of the most stupid thing you can. A flatworm? No, that’s cleverer than Azathoth. A rock? No, that’s still brighter than he. A Member of Parliament? Shocking as it may seem, O best beloved, far more obtuse even than that.
    Note: I hold many of our elected officials in similar esteem.
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    For the first time, he truly understood what Nietzsche had meant when he had yammered about looking into abysses. Not only had the abyss looked into him, it had noted his name, address and shoe size.
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    Musically, his attempts at ‘Chopsticks’ sounded like Stravinsky in a temper, his art was inferior to a manatee’s attempts at finger painting, and what his prose lacked in style, it also lacked in adverbs.
    Note: I've known far too many folks like this.
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    He began to have ideas, interesting ideas in the same way that the ideas of the Marquis de Sade or Samuel Taylor Coleridge were interesting.
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    The name notwithstanding, the Dreamlands are neither a retailer of mattresses, a retirement home nor a particularly nasty permanent funfair in a rundown coastal resort.
    Note: Book 3 is off to a great start.
  • Eric shared from Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels) by Jonathan L. Howard
    The last time Cabal had been to the gunsmiths’ in town to buy more cartridges for it, the man behind the counter had told him that the pistol, a Webley .577 Boxer, was ‘guaranteed to stop a charging savage’, according to the literature. Cabal had replied he didn’t know about that, but it could stop a Deep One with its dander up and that was good enough for him. The man behind the counter had considered this, and then talked about the weather. It was, in short, a fierce and unfriendly gun, and its very appearance was usually enough to cause nervous shuffling among spectators.
  • Eric shared from The Player of Games (Orbit Books) by Banks Iain M
    Gurgeh never ceased to be fascinated by the way a society’s games revealed so much about its ethos, its philosophy, its very soul.
  • Eric shared from The Player of Games (Orbit Books) by Banks Iain M
    every now and again, I do worry about losing; I think, what if there’s some kid—especially some kid, somebody younger and just naturally more talented—out there, able to take that away from me. That worries me. The better I do the worse things get because the more I have to lose.”