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I also love "cars sheening by with the special lonely sound of cars in rain, wipers making black rainbows...." (p. 221). I love it that someone else has noticed the loneliness of that sound and now looking
back it seems odd that I never mentioned my long-standing impression to anyone else.

And my all time favorite so far--more like a concept as well as word play--DMZ's potency described:
"...envision acid that has itself dropped acid." (p. 214)


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"In meters."

-- Hal, in the Eschaton math footnote (don't have my copy handy)


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p. 169 "I got to notice what I'm sure you've noticed long ago, I know, I know you've seen me brought home on occasions, dragged in the door, under what's called the Influence, son, helped in by cabbies at night, I've seen your long shadow grotesquely backlit at the top of the house's stairs I helped pay for, boy: how the drunk and maimed both are dragged forward out of the arena like a boneless Christ, one man under each arm, feet dragging, eyes on the aether."

The is my favorite so far in my reread though I know another is coming later. This comes at the conclusion to what I found to be one of the saddest passages in the novel combining the themes of addiction and communication as well as defining the darkenss that haunts the Incandenza family tree.


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So many sentences/passages I can't even begin. But lately the Lyle section, much of his discussion on fame--just gorgeous.

And then this line:

"Sometimes suffering's point is almost crying out in a high-pitched whine to be heard." (390)

So beautiful it just stops me in my tracks. I have to just sit still for a bit, take it in.


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"Hands which shake out matches act always as if they are burned, this motion of snapping."
p 430

and for totally different reasons:

"SEC, TREAS: You're looking vigorous and hale today, sir.
GENTLE: Hhhaaahh Hhhuuuhhh Hhhaaahhh Hhhuuuhhh."
p 400


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