“‘Down there,’ he said, ‘are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any iniquity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathesomeness of the great sinners, but a sort of mass-produced darkness of the soul. Sin, you might say, without a trace of originality. They accept evil not because they say yes, but because they don’t say no.”
From Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
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Finished reading Marching Spain by V.S. Pritchett. It’s an enjoyable but overly poetic account of a walk through Spain in 1928. The similes and metaphors are laid on a bit too thick for my taste. I much prefer the similar As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee. 📚
My first book of the year. I’ve read the first few chapters of Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove. It’s a really good bit of social history. A turbulent year for Motown Records and Detroit.