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- 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

Showtime (Marvelle Circus, #1) - Chloe Kayne 2.5 starsA Kindle copy of the book was provided by the author for an honest review. What I liked:- The descriptions. I could feel, taste, smell everything that Kayne described. Although they went on a bit for my taste (does it matter that a random guy was wearing a cream-colored shirt?).- The setting. A YA story that takes place in a circus? Yes please!What I didn't like:- I found a few typos. I know that it happens, but it bothers me to see them in a finished book.- The pacing. I'm easily distracted, but I was often confused by what was happening and had to reread many passages.- The characters. I didn't connect with ANY of them. I felt for Laila at first, but then she became a massive bitch.- General confusion. I'd forgotten this took place in the twenties. I wish there had been more references to the time period. I saw a review of this that said there should have been more references to WWI and I agree. The verdict:- I probably won't be reading the sequel, as I didn't connect with any of the characters. But I will say that Kayne has talent, and I won't write off reading her work in the future.