In their brief time together Slothrop forms the impression that this octopus is not in good mental health, though where's his basis for comparing?
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Through the machineries of greed, pettiness, and the abuse of power, love occurs.
She couldn't stop watching his eyes. They were bright black, surrounded by an incredible network of lines, like a laboratory maze for studying intelligence in tears. They seemed to know what she wanted, even if she didn't.
So generation after generation of men in love with pain and passivity serve out their time in the Zone, silent, redolent of faded sperm, terrified of dying, desperately addicted to the comforts others sell them, however useless, ugly or shallow, willing to have life defined for them by men whose only talent is for death.
You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures.
Pointsman is finding it much easier to of late to slip into a l'etat c'est moi frame of mind--who else is doing anything?
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