About Jason McKay

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  • Jason shared from A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R.R. Martin
    “Ah,” said Varys. “To be sure. You are an honest and honorable man, Lord Eddard. Ofttimes I forget that. I have met so few of them in my life.” He glanced around the cell. “When I see what honesty and honor have won you, I understand why.”
    Note: So many great lines in this book. This one might be the best.
  • Jason shared from Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell
    Faith, the least exclusive club on Earth, has the craftiest doorman. Every time I’ve stepped through its wide-open doorway, I find myself stepping out on the street again.
  • Jason shared from Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
    There was one perk to life in the barracks. The bathroom was plastered in girlie pinups, a Sistine Chapel of pornography. Phil gaped at it, marveling at the distillation of frustrated flyboy libido that had inspired it. Here in the pornographic palace, he was a long way from his minister father’s house in Indiana.
    Note: What a scene, but I never understood how much we asked of the Greatest Generation until starting this book.
  • Jason shared from Truman by David McCullough
    Looking at Truman, Churchill said slowly, “The last time you and I sat across the conference table was at Potsdam, Mr. President.” Truman nodded. “I must confess, sir,” Churchill went on, “I held you in very low regard then. I loathed your taking the place of Franklin Roosevelt.” He paused. “I misjudged you badly. Since that time, you more than any other man, have saved Western civilization.”
    Note: I would vote for Harry. Maybe I will see his library in March when I pass through Missouri.
  • Jason shared from The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper
    Things got so bad, he said, that he had to ask his neighbor to put the dog down. When the neighbor refused, Mack took matters into his own hands. The implication was, of course, that he and his friends would likewise put down the bad dogs of the valley—the insurgents—if the Kamdesh elders didn’t take care of them themselves. The story did not go over well. Bad dogs? The elders seemed revolted by the metaphor: dogs were reviled in this part of the world.
(Rhodes Island)
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