“Madame Manec brings sandwiches. Etienne doesn’t have any Jules Verne, but he does have Darwin, he says, and reads to her from The Voyage of the “Beagle,” translating English to French as he goes — the variety of species among the jumping spiders appears almost infinite… Music spirals out of the radios, and it is splendid to drowse on the davenport, to be warm and fed, to feel the sentences hoist her up and carry her somewhere else.”

–Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See, 2014

SUDDENLY IT WHIPS FROM THE ANGRY SEA — A BEHEMOTH THAT SMASHES INTO THE QUINJET, SPINNING THE TINY CRAFT TOWARD THE ROILING WATERS…THE WHINE OF THE ENGINES IS LOST IN THE SHRIEK OF THE WIND. IN THE DISTANCE, THUNDER BOOMS…”

–Dennis O’Neil, IRON MAN, Vol. 1, No. 193, “The Choice and the Challenge,” 1985

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