Quote of the Day: Chapters, Dublin

Sometimes it might feel like we’re living in a bleak, alternate reality from the burned-out brain of a paranoid science fiction writer, but there’s always a world worse off than us.

Check out our favorite dystopian fiction in store.

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Self has been enjoying Francis Parkman’s Montcalm and Wolfe so much that she decided to look up his other books. She ordered one through Amazon UK, and it arrived just today.

Hardbound, but doesn’t look quite like the kind of book you’d pick up from, say, a bookstore.

She opens the inside page:

This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The book is a scan. And it’s probably the first time anyone’s ordered it in — a century.

She starts to read, and it’s surprisingly — pedestrian. Like reading someone’s PhD dissertation. But, anyhoo, it is here. In Annaghmakerrig. And so is self. Those are two very good things.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Book # 4: Unit # 1, Tyrone Guthrie Centre


This morning, the first thing after I got out of bed, I looked in the mirror.

— Chapter One, Part One, Young Adam by Alexander Trocchi

About Alexander Trocchi:

Born and educated in Glasgow, Trocchi joined the Parisian literary scene of the early 1950s. He was editor of Merlin — the influential Paris quarterly magazine which helped establish the reputations of fellow expatriates Samuel Beckett and Henry Miller.

In case you were wondering: yes, that is in fact Ewan McGregor on the book cover. The book was made into a film.

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