They sold our worst fears back to us and we couldn’t stop buying.
They put them on TV and we couldn’t push pause.
The remote control is in our hands but we’re helpless now.
Connor / Chapter 8
Where Connor first met Amadeus: The Home of the Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
The Top Level Summary
I have had many teachers, Connor, but the first is the earth itself.
From the earth, I learned to remain undisturbed even while being oppressed and trampled underfoot.
Amadeus / Chapter 10
And then … we were off the map.
I drink from human skulls
to remind me of life’s impermanence,”
the Grim Reaper told me.
“I just turn on the news.”
I meant it. Fuck a skull; dead people are the least of our concerns. The news shows the insanity of the living ones.
Now they are scary.
Excerpt / Chapter 27
The buildings had taken on an overbearing tone – like that of gnarled and wicked trees in a dark forest.
The kind that come to life the second you turn your back on them, and slowly creep up behind you with their twisted branches and sinister advances.
Excerpt / Chapter 10