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  •  The Road. (1+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard

    What a book for the decade.  A world environmentally devastated beyond what was openly suggestable not too long ago... people who live their lives in avoidance of other human contact. Now we have a whole sub-sect of a generation growing up with minimal outside contact. In Japan they have words for sub-sects have sub-sects--those who are almost shut in with their parents at adult ages, those who are loners, those who make relationships only online, et cetera.

    There's a large body of recent mediocre to good lit out there. But many great writers are not well supported by a body of short-attention spanned people who only follow what's hot this month on oprah's book club or what have you. We need readers!

    Plus, he knows what crapped out means, which will help him explain his condition on the morning of November 5 - PBCliberal

    by Nulwee on Wed Aug 06, 2008 at 08:27:51 PM PDT

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