24.12.10

"There's a publisher," she said, "...in the new year" (It's never in this year)

Caim, José Saramago

Chegas tarde, disse caim, se isaac não está morto foi porque eu o impedi. O anjo fez cara de contrição, Sinto muito ter chegado atrasado, mas a culpa não foi minha, quando vinha para cá surgiu-me um problema mecânico na asa direita, não sincronizava com a esquerda, o resultado foram contínuas mudanças de rumo que me desorientavam, na verdade vi-me em papos-de-aranha para chegar aqui, ainda por cima não me tinham explicado bem qual destes montes era o lugar do sacrifício, se cá cheguei foi por um milagre do senhor, Tarde, disse caim.

Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood

'Which prayer shall we answer today?' they ask one another. 'Let's cast dice! Hope for this one, despair for that one, and while we're at it, let's destroy the life of that woman over there by having sex with her in the form of crayfish!' I think they pull a lot of their pranks because they're bored.



Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O'Malley

1. Scott Pilgrim (23 years old) wants to wake up and realize it was all a crazy dream
2. Ramona Flowers (age unknown) wants to get the hell out of here ASAP
3. Julie Powers (22 years old) wants to get on Envy's good side now that she's famous
4. Todd Ingram (age unknown) wants to kick Scott Pilgrim's ass and get it over with
5. Envy Adams (24 years old) wants to drag it out and make him suffer

The Original of Laura, Vladmir Nabokov

No? Not even a quickie? Well, tant pis. Try to find me some liquor in their kitchen, and then take (me) home.
The position of her head, its trustful p(r)oximity, its gratefully shouldered weight, the tickle of her hair, endured all through the drive; yet she was not asleep.



Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire

"God created these errors," says the Master, as if reading her thoughts. "I merely took dictation."

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