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The Resolution Project Season Two: The Man Who Loved Children (Part Two)

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“Henny, never speaking to him, heard him with fright; but she had given herself up entirely to despair; she said nothing, and it seemed to her that (now that the clouds had rolled away) she saw her husband for the first time: she had married a child whose only talent was an air of engaging helplessness by which he got the protection of certain goodhearted people – Saul Pilgrim, who was penniless, various old Socialists, […]

The Resolution Project Season Two: The Man Who Loved Children (Part One)

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“Henny daily revealed the hypocrisy of Sam, and Sam found it his painful duty to say that Henny was a born liar. Each of them struggled to keep the children, not to deliver them into the hands of the enemy: but the children were not taking it in at all. Their real feelings were made up of the sensations received in the respective singsongs and treasure hunts.” (p. 33) The Resolution Project Season Two: For my New […]

The Resolution Project Season Two: The Death of the Heart (1938)

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First off, I feel like this is in order, because this book was a chore to get through, and as such delayed my reading project even worse than Skyrim did: “She had watched life, since she came to London, with a sort of despair – motivated and busy always, always progressing: even people pausing on bridges seemed to pause with a purpose; no bird seemed to pursue a quite aimless flight. The spring of the […]

The Resolution Project Book Eighteen: Call It Sleep (1934)

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“The sight of him this evening was terrifying. Never, not even the night he had beaten David, did he radiate, so fell, so electric a fury. It was as though his whole body were smouldering, a stark, throbbing, curdling emanation flowed from him, a dark, corrosive haze that was all the more fearful because David sensed how thin an aura it was of the terrific volcano clamped within.” (p. 127) The Resolution Project: For my New […]

The Resolution Project Book Nine: At Swim-Two-Birds (1938)

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The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I exempted myself from reading ones I’ve already read, leaving some eighty-six or so to read before the end of this year. Some spoilers may lie ahead, so be warned. “The novel, in […]

Resolutions

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My lovely lady E. and I (whose website I’ll link to as soon as it becomes fully operational) are going to have interesting New Years resolutions this year. Here are mine: 1. Try and get the fuck away from Facebook as much as possible. From now on, the f-book will be used solely for D&D group management, sarcastic comments on my friends’ walls and as a way to disseminate funny videos and shit I find […]