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He thinks of himself as a philosopher, a weatherman, an astronomer, a speaker of languages, an artist. We live on a little ball, he says, a little blue ball in a minor solar system in a small galaxy in an infinite universe. Nothing I do, or you do, or anyone does means a goddamn thing. We should be happy and spend our days in pursuit of pleasure and pain and every form of lust and desire that exists.
— Katerina by James Frey (Page 2 - 3)
Good Trouble by Christopher Noxon
Good Trouble is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. …
Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans —though no one calls them that …
I started this book and stopped it…and picked it up again two months later. I enjoyed the writing and the complex emotions, but the story was very dark. You need to be in an emotionally stable place for this one.
I would hope that I would be the one with the courage to resist. I’d settle for being the one who resists privately but keeps up a front of being complicit. Sadly, I know the fear of losing my child would be too much for my heart to bear so I suspect I would be the neighbor who keeps her mouth shut in the face of injustice.