So there already is a literary quotes thread but this is a bit different. The idea is to post cool quotes from books you are reading as a way to recommend a book. Sometimes I find that an interesting quote, even taken completely out of context, can sometimes attract me to a book more than a synopsis since it also gives you a glimpse of the writing and narrative style. I'll get to some examples in a second, but first let me just ask that we try to avoid spoilery quotes, and in general try to keep the quotes pretty vague, including removing names or places that could spoil something (for example, just write: "Suddenly ___ saw a flash of light and blah blah blah" instead of the name). So here are a few examples, the first of which is from the book I am currently reading: Otherland 3: Mountain of Black Glass by Tad Williams Wool by Hugh Howey The Passage by Justin Cronin (kept the name in because this is literally the first sentence in the book) There is something about quotes like this that I really like. They are like intentional spoilers but kept vague enough so that you just know some heavy shit is going to happen, but not what heavy shit. Anyway - share some quotes that can serve as recommendations for cool books. And go.