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The journal states: "When the work of modern improvement in Birmingham is in many directions changing the appearance of the city, it is not unpleasant to think that the original tripe house, in Digbeth, has been spared the edacious tooth of old time.
For too many years my edacious reading habits had been leading me into one unappealing corner after another, dank cul-de-sacs littered with tear-stained diaries, empty pill bottles, bulging briefcases, broken vows, humdrum phrases, sociological swab samples, and the (lovely?) bones of dismembered children: the detritus of a literary scene that, with several notable exceptions, has been about as entertaining as a Taliban theme park and as elevating as the prayer breakfast at the Bates Motel.