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The Satanic Verses

We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“How does newness come into the world? How is it born? Of what fusions, translations, conjoinings is it made? How does it survive, extreme and dangerous as it is? What compromises, what deals, what betrayals of its secret nature must it make to stave off the wrecking crew, the exterminating angel, the guillotine?” (Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verse, p. 8)

well its worth it, don’t you think?

I am on page 208… still a few hundred pages to go… and I don’t mind… hopefully it never ends.

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