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Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
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

Can this happen AT LEAST ONCE?!

Can there be a short story collection or a classic novel without some bullshitty introduction that serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever? I am beyond tired of having to muddle through someone navel-gazing and telling unbelievably dull stories before getting to the actual book. This trend has gone on too long.


The ONLY good introduction I've ever read was by Warren Ellis before one of Joe Hill's Locke & Key graphic novels. It was entertaining, had a point, and was mercifully short. Most introductions (or should I say every one besides Ellis's) is dull, pointless, and long. 


I can't be the only one who sighs in irritation when I see an introduction that is more than a page long. And don't get me started on the ones that have more than one introduction. I will explode.