dead body

No one has studied the psychology of a dying party. It may be raging, howling, boiling, and then a fever sets in and a little silence and then quickly quickly it is gone, the guests go home or go to sleep or wander away to some other affair and they leave a dead body.

John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Reading most books feels exactly like you’re a dead body. It’s all so… finished.

Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Castle: Someone say murder? Hold on, I’ll get my coat!
Esposito: Look at him, all excited.
Beckett: Yeah, like a kid at Christmas.
Ryan: With a dead body under the tree.


So the probation worker is driving around with the stiffs in the boot of her car. Just thought you’d want to know. Anyway, call me!

Nathan, Misfits

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