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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Drawing of the Dark

Tim Powers is one of my favorite authors.
I have read his Drawing of the Dark many
times. It's not a great book, but it's a fun
read. Here are some of my favorite
quotations:

"If but we Christians have our beer,
Nothing's to fear."

"I hate times, he thought, when it
seems like there's a ... worldwide
brotherhood whose one goal is to
kill Brian Duffy."

"When Duffy awoke, his pillow was
littered with debris from his dream.
He had seen this before, the apparent
survival into daylight of a few dream-images,
and he patiently patted the sheet where
the things seemed to lie until they
dissolved away like patterns of smoke.
He swung his legs out of bed and
rumpled his hair tiredly, as a startled
cat leaped from the bed to the windowsill.
What kind of dream could that have been,
he wondered, to leave such uninteresting
rubbish - a few rusty links of chain mail
and Epiphany's old coin purse?"

"He felt as if someone far away below in
the darkness was chipping away at the
pillars of his mind, and the steady crack ...
crack ... crack of it was the only sound in
the universe."

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