The Phoenix Said

Quotes from whatever I happen to be reading.

“How wonderful to be alive, he thought. But why does it always hurt?”

–  Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

“Death can only ever be a sort of anticlimatic belatedness.”

– Adam Roberts, Jack Glass

High Noon Over Camelot »

We’re not pure of heart, but we’re sure of aim
And our heads are full of love and blood and whiskey.

The Mechanisms are a group of immortal space pirates who occasionally visit Earth to tell their stories. This is their third set and it’s even better than the previous two.

thecultofthenewbeat asked: Jack Glass is Ok but Adam Roberts other works are much better, I promise

I didn’t have any expectations when I started reading the book and I’m enjoying it so far. I’m only about sixty pages in though and I’m looking forward to a bit more action! I’ll make sure I look into his other works when I have more time - thanks for the tip!

“That’s what science does: it says, look again and you’ll see you’re not special.”

– Adam Roberts, Jack Glass

“This narrative, which I hereby doctorwatson for your benefit, o reader, concerns the greatest mystery of our time.”

– Adam Roberts, Jack Glass

“It would all be so much easier if everyone talked more.”

– Nick Harkaway, Tigerman