Overheard at the Vegas Valley Book Festival


“Is that a chicken dressed as Mrs. Santa Claus?”

“In Norway Norwegians are manufacturing viewpoints that are artificial.”

“I love comma-splice digressions, em-dash digressions.”

“I’m a fan of fragments. That’s how I think.”

“I learned to parallel park at the brothels.”

“The web has just lit up with the purists saying, ‘We’ve got to preserve Shakespeare.’”

“The emphasis on character revelation is grossly overrated.”

“I’m going to show the humanity of a person even if they are a predator.”

“We’ve all probably laughed at a funeral.”

“It feels like everything is slipping out from under us and we’re participating.”

“I think there is only psychological truth in the end.”

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