George McClellan kept the Necco Wafers under his saddle when he wasn't in battle - which he never was.
We are, at last, leaving phase one of the ebook discussion, during which people could ritually invoke the ‘smell of paper’ as a call to cultural barricades. Some anxieties are tenacious: how will people know what a splendid person I am without a pelt of the right visible books on my walls, without the pretty qlippoth husks? A hopeful future: that our grandchildren will consider our hankering for erudition-décor a little needy
China Miéville, ‘The Future of the Novel’ at the Edinburgh World Writers Conference (via robertsharp)
erudition-décor is my new favorite word ~ eP
God, you know, I wake up in the morning some days and find out that China Mieville is still China Mieville and that’s all I need, I know it’s going to be a good day.