Cracked Spines

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

This week, Sarah and Amelia discuss Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and spend A Lot time agonizing over the high highs and the very low lows of revisiting old favorites. Amelia reveals herself as the ultimate mold queen. Sarah grapples with her love for this book in the face of the plethora of YIKES YIKES YIKES moments and then accidentally talks her way into a queer theory revelation. Here’s the quote she was trying to remember. No, she’s still not sure why she finds it so meaningful.

“Nothin’ wrong with witchfinding. I’d like to be a witchfinder. It’s just, well, you’ve got to take it in turns. Today we’ll go out witchfinding, an’ tomorrow we could hide, an’ it’d be the witches’ turn to find US. ”

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It’s a dangerous world out there. Especially if you’re a novel protagonist. From your garden variety apocalypse to attack by demon polar bear, two English majors teach you how to survive. Through literacy. Because it's literally all they're qualified to do.

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