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The Ballad of Black Tom was written, in part, during the latest round of arguments about H. P. Lovecrafts legacy as both a great writer and a prejudiced man. I grew up worshipping the guy, so this issue felt quite personal to me.
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A little style is a good thing, but you can't trust a person who won't be ugly in front of you.

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Nobody ever thinks of himself as a villain, does he? Even monsters hold high opinions of themselves.

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Empathy is what separates human beings from teenage boys.

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Pepper woke up thinking of butts.
And nothing else.
Ladies' butts.
Skinny butts, big butts, saddlebag butts, flabby and firm butts, the kind that sit so high they seem like part of the woman's back, the kind that ride low and form a UU just above the thighs like in the old television commercials for Hanes Underalls, butts that wiggle and butts that jiggle, sagging butts and robust butts, butts that hardly make an impression under a pair of jeans; sidewinder butts and trumpet butts
the ones so meaty they actually spread out until they appear to be a woman's thighs (ass so fat you can see it from the front), butts as knotty as acorns, butts as smooth as a slice of Gouda, butts with pimples and butts with cellulite, the kind that have pockmarks or red splotches, butts with tattoos and butts with bullet scars. Butts you can cup in your warm hands. Butts and butts and butts.
In other words, Pepper woke up horny.

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If you haven't caused a scene in a psych unit, it's just because you haven't been inside long enough.

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I don't know what to say about the hygiene of the male species.

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Seeing America by bus is like touring the Louvre in a Porta Potti.

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I spend lots of time on the Web, some of it even useful.

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I wanted to write a story set in the Lovecraftian universe that didn't gloss over the uglier implications of his worldview.

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You can't write a story about a mental hospital in the United States without facing the grand example of 'Cuckoo's Nest.'

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Here's the thing: I was charming. Well read and well spoken. Observant and even kind. In other words, I was kind of a catch. And I knew this was true. As long as you couldn't see me. If you saw me, you'd think I was the sea cow that had swallowed your catch.

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One of the things that doesn't come up as much as it should, especially in literary fiction, is this idea of faith and God ... I feel like those are things that should be wrestled with ... because they are such an integral part of our community on every level.

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The project of Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' is exactly that: to assert the beautiful, bountiful, chaotic complexity of one black American male. And, by extension, all black American males.

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William Kowalski is the kind of storyteller you don't see quite enough these days. The yarn spinner with a generous soul. The Hundred Hearts is a moving, humane adventure about the price of personal connections and the costs of sacrifice. I tore through this bad boy in two short nights.

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