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After that, we had a short conversation about how your body can sometimes seem totally separate. She said her body can feel like a distant bureaucracy controlled by telegrams from her brain, and I said my body is sometimes like that of Mario Mario, being controlled with a Nintendo joypad. Marios surname is Mario.
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Anger does not come easy to me. It is something I have to encourage, like a greyhound in second place.

— Joe Dunthorne

One more word that may be useful in the heat of passion: dong. Dong sounds like someone very important has just arrived.

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He had a bad feeling that there was literally no one he could think of who wasn't in some very significant way a let-down.

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I tell my parents I'm going out for pudding. They think this might be a nickname for heroin.Mum makes the international face for 'is there anything you want to tell me?'

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I tell myself not to feel sexually threatened. I am of no special interest; he could just as easily be angling for the printer.

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Oliver, we've got something to tell you," Dad says, dumping a cardboard box full of garden waste into a toad green mangler.
Unlike the doctor, when Dad says we, he means we because Mum is omnipotent.
"Who's dead?" I ask, shot-putting a bottle of Richebourg.
"No one's dead."
"You're getting a divorce?"
"Oliver."
"Mum's preggers?"
"No, we-"
"I'm adopted."
"Oliver! Please, shit up!

— Joe Dunthorne

Your diary should be a nepenthe.

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I remembered his expression remained not exactly bored so much as philosophically separate

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The ocean is six miles deep.

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There will be birds and if they write your name in the sky then you can get on the buses and if they don't you have to die on the floor.

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Write a diary, imagining that you are trying to make an old person jealous.

— Joe Dunthorne

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