Sci Fi Quotes – Walter Tevis

“Lord he was peculiar. Tall and skinny and wide-eyed like a bird, but he could move around, even with a broken leg, like a cat. He took pills all the time and he never shaved. He didn’t seem to sleep either ; she would get up sometimes at night, waking up with the dry throat and spinning head that the gin would give her when she hadn’t watched it too close and there he’d be in the living room, his leg propped up, reading, or listening to that little gold record player that the fat man had brought him from New York, or just sitting in the chair with his hand under his chin, staring at the wall with his lips tight together and his mind God only could ever know where …”

 

From The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis (1963)

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