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Arrestingly Beautiful

I don’t use the highlight feature on my Kindle very often, and when I do it’s usually for something funny or interesting I want to remember. Sometimes, it’s for a sentence or paragraph I find particularly literary and beautiful and poetic, though that is rare when reading contemporary works. Last night, after a shitty day to end all shitty days, I opened my Kindle to continue reading Henry Miller’s┬áTropic of Cancer and stumbled upon the most arrestingly beautiful line I think I’ve ever read.

Recommended Reading: The Introduction to Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer

The introduction to┬áTropic of Cancer was written by Karl Shapiro, an American poet who died in 2000. At first, I misread and thought the Intro was written by Anais Nin, which is the only reason I read it in the first place. I’d read her work, so I was curious to hear what she thought of Miller. Two pages into the Intro, I sank into a deep depression.

Recent Reviews

Fascinating twist on an old theme. The idea of robots and humans coexisting in some crazy future isn’t new. But this book explores some of the more interesting social implications that this would mean if it were really to occur. And it does this, all while including plenty of action and Verastiqui’s trademark willingness to bring up the taboo. I’ve read both of the author’s previous books and was able to get an advanced copy of this one. There is fighting (lots of fighting), espionage, and the threat of genocide woven throughout the book.

Forrest Caudill – Perion Synthetics

Maybe this is where VR is heading. Are you ready for VR can you survive such mind control. Do you want to control all you see? The new world order is heavy with opportunity.

Gerald A. Mills – Veneer
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