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Favorite Passages?

Please share your favorite moments and passages from the novel!
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Re: Favorite Passages? - Page 173 - SPOILER

SPOILER FOR END OF BOOK

Juliet said, "A lot of men don't keep mementos, Isola.  Don't want keepsakes.  That doesn't necessarily mean a thing.  What on earth were you looking for?"

 

"Evidence, like Miss Marple does.  But no, not even a picture of her.  There's lots of pictures of you and Kit, and several of you by yourself.  One of you wrapped up in that lace curtain, being a Dead Bride.  He's kept all your letters tied up in hat blue hair ribbon --- the one you thought you'd lost.  I know he wrote Remy at the hospice, and she must have written him back --- but no, nary a letter from Remy.  Not even her handkerchief --- oh, he found one of yours.  You might want it back, it's a pretty thing."

 

I found myself wanting to laugh at the absurdity of the situation, to cry with joy over Dawsey loving Juliet, to strangle Isola for her meddling stupidity, and to shout hooray for a happy ending all at the same time when I read this passage.

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Re: Favorite Passages? - Page 173 - SPOILER

I liked that we heard about that through Isola. She was quite a character. I thought it was funny when she was reading everyone's head b/c of the book Sidney sent her.

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SPOILER FOR END OF BOOK

 

Juliet said, "A lot of men don't keep mementos, Isola.  Don't want keepsakes.  That doesn't necessarily mean a thing.  What on earth were you looking for?"

 

"Evidence, like Miss Marple does.  But no, not even a picture of her.  There's lots of pictures of you and Kit, and several of you by yourself.  One of you wrapped up in that lace curtain, being a Dead Bride.  He's kept all your letters tied up in hat blue hair ribbon --- the one you thought you'd lost.  I know he wrote Remy at the hospice, and she must have written him back --- but no, nary a letter from Remy.  Not even her handkerchief --- oh, he found one of yours.  You might want it back, it's a pretty thing."

 

I found myself wanting to laugh at the absurdity of the situation, to cry with joy over Dawsey loving Juliet, to strangle Isola for her meddling stupidity, and to shout hooray for a happy ending all at the same time when I read this passage.


 

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Re: Favorite Passages? - Page 173 - SPOILER

Well I'm glad you didn't strangle Isola because the more I read about Isola, the more I liked her.  She was a free spirit in her own world, doing her own thing, and she turned out to be my favorite character in the end.  She always had an interest or two to keep herself busy, some funnier than others, and it was her understanding (or luck) of reading bumps on Billie Bee's head that saved her grandmother's letters and exposed Billie Bee and Gilly Gilbert.  Just like Juliet and Elizabeth were the center figures in the book, and all the other writers were more or less normal, the story needed some one just a little different and Isola was that person.  Adelaide was different but she was just your average normal contrary person, but Isola was one in a million.  She definitely kept you on your toes.  

 

 

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many favorites

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I had so many favorite sections and topics to discuss that my book was full of Post-it notes marking the pages. Unfortunately I have a copy from the library so I've been removing all of them because it's due back now. Eventually I'm getting my own copy and marking all of my favorites again. This is a book that I will (and have already) read again!
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Re: Favorite Passages? - Page 173 - SPOILER


literature wrote:

Well I'm glad you didn't strangle Isola because the more I read about Isola, the more I liked her.  She was a free spirit in her own world, doing her own thing, and she turned out to be my favorite character in the end.  She always had an interest or two to keep herself busy, some funnier than others, and it was her understanding (or luck) of reading bumps on Billie Bee's head that saved her grandmother's letters and exposed Billie Bee and Gilly Gilbert.  Just like Juliet and Elizabeth were the center figures in the book, and all the other writers were more or less normal, the story needed some one just a little different and Isola was that person.  Adelaide was different but she was just your average normal contrary person, but Isola was one in a million.  She definitely kept you on your toes.  

 

 


literature wrote:

Well I'm glad you didn't strangle Isola because the more I read about Isola, the more I liked her.  She was a free spirit in her own world, doing her own thing, and she turned out to be my favorite character in the end.  She always had an interest or two to keep herself busy, some funnier than others, and it was her understanding (or luck) of reading bumps on Billie Bee's head that saved her grandmother's letters and exposed Billie Bee and Gilly Gilbert.  Just like Juliet and Elizabeth were the center figures in the book, and all the other writers were more or less normal, the story needed some one just a little different and Isola was that person.  Adelaide was different but she was just your average normal contrary person, but Isola was one in a million.  She definitely kept you on your toes.  

 

 


I too love Isola. I don't think she's dense; I think she sees the world like children do--with perennial interest and not much nuance.



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Re: many favorites


Wrighty wrote:
I had so many favorite sections and topics to discuss that my book was full of Post-it notes marking the pages. Unfortunately I have a copy from the library so I've been removing all of them because it's due back now. Eventually I'm getting my own copy and marking all of my favorites again. This is a book that I will (and have already) read again!
Message Edited by Wrighty on 09-26-2008 03:45 PM

Personally, I love to see notes in the margins, but librarians tend to frown on that. Very wise to use post-its.


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