Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solnit

Life moves in weird ways sometimes. I started reading this book towards the end of May to find some hope as lockdown seemed to extend endlessly and more and more people were dying. By the time I finished it George Floyd has been killed, people took to the streets and the book became even more …

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Exit West – Mohsin Hamid – Quotes

In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her. [...] with cities as with life, for one moment we are pottering about our errands as usual and the next we …

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Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo – Quotes

[...] ageing is nothing to be ashamed of especially when the entire human race is in it together although sometimes it seems that she alone among her friends wants to celebrate getting older because it's such a privilege not to die prematurely (on living in a squat): the Marxists demanded they set up a Central …

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The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac – Quotes

Japhy and I were kind of outlandish-looking on the campus in our old clothes in fact Japhy was considered an eccentric around the campus, which is the usual thing got campuses and college people to think whenever a real man appears on the scene - colleges being nothing but grooming schools for the middle-class non-identity …

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