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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 5, 2011 - 2:17pm

Taurus the Great is my kindle ebook for sale on the amazon site. Here's an excerpt, if you like it, buy the whole book!!

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"I possess" begins a declaration of independence expressed through short fiction, prose, and poetry. For what makes Taurus of the title great is that he possesses, above all else, himself.

 

Excerpt:

Masks the Greater

You weep in dark alleys penetrated by a nudity from having taken off your masks and gas mask, where your secret citadel collapses under fires besieging a beautiful city, laying to waste the analogy of hero and villain by engulfing every bridge in flames, and sinking ships before they could launch, you curl into the most cowardly position, leaning against the baby blue brick of your innermost circle you hide away in the foetal position within the weakest station, while the rest of your world burns. You cover faces that were never truly yours with starved skeletal arms, weapons unable to damage an infant, let alone the armies of debauchery and sinful machinations. You wave frantically for everything and everyone to just leave you be, but your shadow alone shows you live at all, since now you must live in the shade to be seen, and your bed will be made wherever there’s a scene, though all your imaginings are obscene collections of forgotten pasts best left in ancient times where no crimes existed but to reject existence with non-experience, a science that swallowed cities whole. Your entire world has been reduced to violence and brought down by war over the loss of the greatest science unadulterated innocence. You weep in dark alleys beside blocks carved to look like jackal lanterns under the greenest sky… in an Age of Information, whatever happened to you will remain unknown, you will remain unseen and unknown and unheard of… all that will be left of you will be your exactitude and the attitude that followed through.

 

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. December 5, 2011 - 2:53pm

At least have an avatar before you start whoring your book out. :D

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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 5, 2011 - 3:21pm

as if a picture makes a difference

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 5, 2011 - 5:26pm

Sure a picture makes a difference. Weren't you ever taught to judge a book by its cover?

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound December 5, 2011 - 5:29pm

Dont we have a WHORING thread?

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin December 5, 2011 - 5:31pm

A novel rates its own thread. (or else the self promotion forum would be redundant)

Gratz bro.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 5, 2011 - 5:57pm

Nice work Grotto. Being the holiday season, I am receiving a Kindle for Christmas. As a gift to you and because I like what I read, on X-Mas morning, I will purchase your book. 

Merry Christmas :)

~Rian

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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 5, 2011 - 8:16pm

Much appreciation mister Rian. Hope it lives up to Christmas morning literature.

 

The reality about kindle books is that kindle has software that runs on every platform from pc to mac to iphone and so on, so it's available to everyone! (ok that felt like an used car dealer haha)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 5, 2011 - 11:26pm

See a picture does make a difference, now that I know your kinda hot, I will read your book.  I don't read books by ugly people. lol  Sorry, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ernest Hemingway, William Burroughs, Sylvia Plath, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Tolkien....

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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 6, 2011 - 12:23am

Are you saying I don't write as good as Shakespare because I'm attractive... time to make a list:

Ways to Uglify Myself

1.

(wait, anything I do could turn out making me attractive to 'someone' out there)

Abort!

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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 6, 2011 - 12:24am

Oh and 'kinda hot' I'm crushed!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 6, 2011 - 6:18am

I thought Hemingway was sort of good looking....

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry December 6, 2011 - 6:24am

But he's not now.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 6, 2011 - 6:34am

...touche? 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 6, 2011 - 6:39am

Hahaha. Well according to the movie, Shakespeare in love, he was hot but I've seen pictures. I'm joking, if I was that picky, my choices would be very limited. Writers aren't always the most attractive folks and they shouldn't need to be.

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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 6, 2011 - 9:24am

If Hemmingway is 'sort of good looking' than 'kinda hot' is way ahead of him. I'm a better writer than Hemmingway because I'm somewhat more attractive than him!

 

Don't forget to buy my book! :)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 6, 2011 - 9:35am

I don't know, I need nude photos to push me over the edge of buying 2 copies lol

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 6, 2011 - 9:43am

Whoa there, buddy.  I didn't say you were "kinda hot".  I wouldn't put you way ahead of Hemingway. 

I have a rule where I don't buy books written by anyone who is better looking than I am.  (kidding)

Sorry.  Back OT - Go Buy Taurus the Great!!!

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. December 6, 2011 - 9:51am

You look like a high school science teacher. Chicks are attracted to that sort of thing. 

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Skygrotto from Southwestern Ontario is reading Europe: A History by Norman Davies December 6, 2011 - 10:07am

I was good in chemistry!!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 6, 2011 - 1:04pm

Oh yeah, we got chemistry.   ba dum dah!