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Hangsaman
Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
Naomi Klein
Progress: 158/528 pages
"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

Astonishing stories...

McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories - Roddy Doyle, Michael Chabon, Joyce Carol Oates, Mike Mignola, David Mitchell, Charles D'Ambrosio, Steve Erickson, Jonathan Lethem, Peter Straub, McSweeney's Publishing, Poppy Z. Brite, China Miéville, Ayelet Waldman, Jason Roberts, Heidi Julavits, Daniel Handler, Stephen

While I'm not sure "astonishing" is the word I'd use to describe these stories (I'm reminded of Louis C.K.'s excellent bit about how hyperbole has become regular speech), I'd definitely say they are excellent. Each story is good, and I'm happy to say that the established writers deliver while the unknowns (or those who are less-known) often outshine their more famous colleagues. Those who don't normally enjoy science fiction and/or horror might still enjoy these well-crafted tales.