Sunday, November 11, 2007

"Crude thoughts and fierce forces are my state"

Nobody could sleep. When morning came, assault craft would be lowered and a first wave of troops would ride through the surf and charge ashore on the beach at Anopopei. All over the ship, all through the convoy, there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead.
- The Naked and the Dead (First lines)

NORMAN MAILER, 1923 - 2007



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