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Full Dark House

Christopher Fowler

Top 10 Best Quotes

“She had a smile that could put a froth on a cup of coffee, and she knew it.”

“The Victorians lost a few workers in everything they built, rather like a votive offering.”

“If any lesson from war is to be learned, John, it must be always to prepare for the unexpected and face the unthinkable.”

“The young detective possessed that peculiar ability more common to elderly men, which produces negative energy around electrical equipment, turning even the most basic appliances into weapons of destruction.”

“May felt exhilarated around Bryant. He had always imagined that somewhere out there, away from suburban dullness, ardent young people were allowed to give freer rein to their thoughts. He felt as though he had arrived at a place he had always wanted to be.”

“It was a violent place in which to discover a purpose. It was a good place to forge a friendship.”

“over four thousand people had been killed in blackout accidents during the first few months of the war.”

“[In the theatre] Thanks.' He paused on the stairs. "And good- "Don't say it!" yelled Helena. "No whistling, no well-wishing." "I thought you weren't superstitious." "I'm not,' she said defiantly, 'but obviously there are limits.”

“What humanity wants most is crude sensation. Really? I thought what humanity wanted most was dignity.”

“We’re the police, we don’t thump people.”

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Book Keywords:

desire, victorian-era, sacrifice, humanity, death, theatre-quotations, attractiveness, superstition, dignity, smile

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