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Review time! with Munchies

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Yes, it’s what you think it is!
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What I bought – 18 March 2015

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“You know that this is an authoritarian government,” he told the cardinal. “And I know you do not like authoritarian governments.”

“That is so, General,” the cardinal replied. “I do not like them.”

“But authority comes from God, Cardinal,” Pinochet said.

“Authority, yes. Authoritarianism comes from men,” Silva Henriquez said. (Mary Helen Spooner, from Soldiers in a Narrow Land)
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Review time! with Storyville: The Prostitute Murders

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“You don’t have to wear that dress tonight, walk the streets for money”
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What I bought – 11 March 2015

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Critics are like medical students: they always think a writer is suffering from the very disease they happen to be studying at the time. (Milorad Pavić, from A Landscape Painted With Tea)
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Review time! with Strange Detective Mysteries

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“Gangster lean, feelin’ so mean, I try to take more than their share / ‘Cause all they saw was ruling it all, the scent of blood was in the air”
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What I bought – 4 March 2015

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I do not remember where I read that there are two kinds of poets: the good poets, who at a certain point destroy their bad poems and go off to run guns in Africa, and the bad poets, who publish theirs and keep writing more until they die. (Umberto Eco, from The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana)
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What I bought – 25 February 2015

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Another time Billy heard Rosewater say to a psychiatrist, “I think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren’t going to want to go on living.” (Kurt Vonnegut, from Slaughterhouse-5)
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What I bought – 18 February 2015

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“At the end of the twentieth century, we are trying to separate inseparable strands, to divide this one from that one, because this one may be Macedonian and that one may be Bulgarian … Here the men sit back like the old men of Crete, talking about nationalism and hate while the women do all the work.” (Robert Kaplan, from Balkan Ghosts)
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Review time! with Scarlett Couture #1 and Surface Tension #1

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“I’m a model, you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the catwalk”
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Review time! with Nocturne: The Walled City Trilogy volume 2

“I’ll give you television, I’ll give you eyes of blue, I’ll give you a man who wants to rule the world”
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What I bought – 11 February 2015

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In the suburbs people rarely dreamed of striking out for happiness. It was all familiarity and endurance: security and safety were the reward of dullness. (Hanif Kureishi, from The Buddha of Suburbia)
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What I bought – 4 February 2015

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Another poet compared his beloved’s upper-lip hairs to the feathers of a parrot feeding a pistachio to the beloved’s lips. To help me appreciate the richness of this poetic image, Diloram drew a picture of it in my notebook. It was terrifying. (Elif Batumen, from The Possessed)
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Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue Review

Paige Braddock has been doing exemplary comic work for over two decades now, with her hilarious Jane’s World comic strip plus her work for Peanuts (she is the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, a position she’s held since 1999) and The Martian Confederacy . This week, she released her first original graphic novel for children and, unsurprisingly, it was excellent.
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Review time! with Family Portraits #1-3

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You know who’s the perfect person to write about a comic about people who AREN’T boring heterosexuals? A BORING HETEROSEXUAL, THAT’S WHO!!!!!
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