Another month, another bunch of trade paperbacks. Plus: real books? What craziness is this????
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Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares. (Joseph Conrad, from Heart of Darkness)
‘We are happy lovers. Aren’t we? And happiness makes one stupid. Happiness and wisdom do not go together, just as body and thought do not go together. Because only pain is the thought of the body. In other words, happy people become stupid people. It is only when they get tired of their happiness that lovers can become wise again, if that is what they otherwise are.’ (Milorad Pavić, from Last Love in Constantinople)