Monday, 14 March 2011

Literary Gem

'I realise I've been betrayed by the two vices that fiction promised I'd adore.  Sal Paradise held up bottles of booze like a housewife in a detergent commercial.  Holden Caulfield reached for his cigarettes like an act of faith.  Even Huckleberry Finn tapped on his pipe with relief and satisfaction.  I can't trust anything.  If sex turns out to be this bad, I'm never reading again.  At this rate it will probably burn my dick and I'll end up with lesions.'

Charlie Bucktin
after trying booze and cigarettes for the first time.

(Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey)

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