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The Resolution Project Season Two: Lucky Jim (1954)

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“Dixon felt that, on the contrary, he had a good idea of what his article was worth from several points of view. From one of these, the thing’s worth could be expressed in one short hyphenated indecency; from another, it was worth the amount of frenzied fact-grubbing and fanatical boredom that had gone into it; from yet another, it was worthy of its aim, the removal of the ‘bad impression’ he’d so far made in […]

The Resolution Project Season Two: Pale Fire (1962)

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Musical Accompaniment: The White Stripes “Little Ghost” (“I’m Slowly Turning Into You” would also be a good one) “I have no desire to twist and batter an unambiguous apparatus criticus into the monstrous semblance of a novel.” (pp. 86) The Resolution Project Season Two: For my New Year’s resolution last year (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 […]

The Resolution Project Season Two: I, Claudius (1934)

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Musical Accompaniment: Kanye West – “POWER” “I was a very sickly child – ‘a very battleground of diseases,’ the doctors said – and perhaps only lived because the diseases could not agree as to which should have the honour of carrying me off.” (1018-20, Kindle version) The Resolution Project Season Two: For my New Year’s resolution last year (2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as […]

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 Season Two, or A Kind of Manifesto

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Hey everyone, I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting very much here, but things have been crazy this month. Between Graphic Content screening The Rocketeer, interviewing Atomic Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, being interviewed on podcasts (more on that coming soon…), trying to catch up on movies I missed last year, the absolutely frigid temperatures we had here a couple of weeks ago, end of the month comics ordering, and everything else, I […]

The Resolution Project Book Forty-Four: Housekeeping (1981)

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“Since my grandmother had a little income and owned her house outright. she always took some satisfaction in thinking ahead to the time when her simple private destiny would intersect with the great public processes of law and finance – that is, to the time of her death.” (p. 27) 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 […]

The Resolution Project Book Fifty: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

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“Everyone agreed to this and that was how the adventures began. It was the sort of house that you never seem to come to the end of, and it was full of unexpected places.” (p. 4) 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 […]

The Resolution Project Book Forty-Two: The Heart of the Matter (1948)

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“They had been corrupted by money, and he had been corrupted by sentiment. Sentiment was the more dangerous, because you couldn’t name its price. A man open to bribes was to be relied upon below a certain figure, but sentiment might uncoil in the heart at a name, a photograph, even a smell remembered.” (p. 45) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all […]

The Resolution Project Book Forty: A Handful of Dust (1934)

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“But with the exception of her sister’s, opinion was greatly in favour of Brenda’s adventure … It had been an autumn of very sparse and meagre romance; only the most obvious people had parted or come together, and Brenda was filling a want long felt by those whose simple, vicarious pleasure it was to discuss the subject in bed over the telephone.” (p. 54) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being […]

The Resolution Project Book Forty-One: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)

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“Because in some men it is in them to give up everything personal at some time, before it ferments and poisons – throw it to some human being or some human idea. They have to.” (p. 32-33) 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 […]