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No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
Naomi Klein
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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks

"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin

"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon


NOS4A2 - 4.5 starsAfter reading this, I told my husband, "I think this is Joe Hill's IT."He replied, "That's a bold statement."Indeed it is. And it's not made lightly.As I read NOS4A2, I could see shades of some of Stephen King's best work: Christine, 'Salem's Lot, IT, The Shining, Children of the Corn, The Dead Zone, The Tommyknockers. They were shades, though, maybe not even intentional homages (except that reference to Pennywise, which made me squeal in delight), as this is very much Joe Hill's baby. Being a horror fan, it takes a lot to truly rattle me. This book did. I actually had a few nightmares, and I'm fairly sure I'm not going to hear another Christmas carol without thinking of Charles Manx. This book crept under my skin, poking around until it got me in its hooks. I won't give away any spoilers but I will say that it's not often that a horror novel is terrifying as well as uplifting and heartbreaking. And that god.Do yourself a favor and get this book, unless you truly detest horror. And then do it anyway, because you are depriving yourself by not reading this.