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goodinfluences

Joined October 2015

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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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"The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games." Well put, Eugene Jarvis

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jeff LOVE this quote! 4y
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After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Maguire's latest book borrows an entire section of inspiration from Carroll's classic

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Hemingway in Love | A.E. Hotchner
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"All things truly wicked start from an innocence"- Ernest Hemingway

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Excellent epigraph combined with incredible illustrations

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Two epigraphs for the price of one!

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What's great about this epigraph is how it parallels Bryson's own style so well: a historical quote with just enough information and context to get you invested

todd My favorite epigraph you've posted to date! 4y
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Remini's memoir, and more particularly the tales of her time within Scientology, start off strong with this Orwellian standard

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Not your standard epigraph but who could pass up the chance to start a book with a funeral establishment warning placard?

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Anna Karenina | graf Leo Tolstoy
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Chilling epigraph in this classic novel

Orbeck33 I'm horribly embarrassed to admit that I bailed on this book just pages from the end! 4y
valeneayar *spoilers ahead* Hated this book!!! Anna Karenina was such a despicable "protagonist." Only completed it to watch her kill herself (knew ahead of time it would happen" 4y
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Ominous epigraph for this classic monster tale

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Epigraph spotted!

valeneayar All. Time. FAAAAV 4y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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The Silkworm has an epigraph for every one of its 50 chapters!

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Double epigraphs in Wolff's memoir

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Epigraph from one of the most popular memoir-turned-TV-series around

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Daniel Defoe's thoughts on mankind are the perfect opener for Maguire's reimagining of Oz and all its inhabitants

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"I remember my own childhood vividly... I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them." - Maurice Sendak, The New Yorker, September 27, 1993

jeff This is one of my favorite Sendak quotes. 4y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Nine chapters of The Silkworm open with quotes from works by Thomas Dekker, plus this ominous opener

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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Flynn starts her best seller with a quote from Tony Kushner's The Illusion

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