The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
This is a strange story; it breaks all the rules, but that is what makes it good. It’s sweet, real and broken all at the same time. It’s for people that want to see the world in its truest, simplest, most complicated way. It’s about a broken character. And as such, as she would say, it’s for all of us that aren’t all quite proper true inside.
The True History of the Elephant Man: The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick by Michael Howell and Peter Ford
I remember as a kid, my mother always putting on a movie about a severely deformed man and the doctor that tried to make his life as comfortable and as happy as possible. The line, screamed by the character, ‘I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! I AM A HUMAN BEING!’ has stuck with me years after. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I probably realized that this was a true story. I think it was when I found a novel about the man in my mother’s collection. That novel is the one that I have finally read and am currently reviewing. That man, known to many as simply The Elephant Man, was Joseph Carey Merrick. Read more…
“Among a list of measures effective for inducing vomiting, she included: “Injections of tobacco into the anus through a pipe stem.” p. 211.
A book about a serial killer ravaging the Chicago world fair in the 1800’s, and this quote stuck with me.