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    "As I lay there, the spheres—pundo, talk radio, and blogo—crackled with talk of what had happened or not happened on this mossy hill. Had Sparkman run into some psychopathic meth cookers on his rounds, asked them how many people lived in their trailer and what they did for a living, and got himself choked to death?"

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    “Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”

    High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. Asks the immortal question "What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music?"

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    "I crave emotional experiences, strong moral and emotional experiences that can make the soul work and struggle. I am beginning to live morally."

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    Junichirō Tanizaki's The Key, a classic: the sex-obsessed diaries of an unhappily married couple. A re-read.

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    “The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost, that they might never have existed in the first place.”

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