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"For my totem, the alley cat. We share the situation of small predators who easily become prey. I have my equivalent of claws and teeth, and indeed my arched back and loud hiss are my best defenses. When I need to hide my size and weakness, I can look fiercer than I am, but when I cannot talk or threaten or argue my way out of trouble, then I am in a lot of trouble. We are scavengers in the alleys and streets of a society we do not control and scarcely influence. We survive and perish both by taking lovers. Freedom is a daily necessity like water, and we love most loyally and longest those who allow us at least occasionally to vanish and wander the curious night. To them we always return from the eight deaths before the last."

from Braided Lives by Marge Piercy

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Good Omens

Title: Good Omens
By: Terry Pratchett

Discworld’s Terry Pratchett and Sandman’s Neil Gaiman teamed up to develop one of Gaiman’s short story ideas into an engaging funny novel about Armageddon. If you are familiar with either of these authors, you are not surprised. Yes, strictly speaking, the Divine Plan does seem to be developing as written but with some appropriate updates…the four Horsemen are now four Bikers hitting the road to the center of the United States. Armageddon has a remarkably hopeful twist that I will not give away…I’ll just say that Good Omens celebrates what it is to be human but doesn’t pull any punches about the bad. This collaboration was first published in 1990, but be sure to pick up a copy of the 2006 edition which includes commentary from the two authors.

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Posted by Ruby Boggs on Sept. 23, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.


November 16, 2010 at 9:51 a.m.:

Outstanding collaboration. A funny, poignant, real look at the human condition.

April 23, 2011 at 9:35 a.m.:

The audiobook, which the library owns, is also outstanding.

January 7, 2012 at 11:05 a.m.:

One of the funniest books I've ever read, and I famously have poorly developed sense of humor.

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