06-29-2010 09:53 AM
Thank you for selecting these--
they're some of my favorite moments, too!
I'm sure Bernard would be pleased that he and Horace stayed with you!
While we are winding down and putting reviews together, please use this space to share a few of your favorite (or most intense) passages from the novel.
A week or a year from now, what is going to stick with you? A particular image or scene or character?
There are so many scenes from this book that I could visualize and that have stayed with me. Here are just a few:
- Adam not washing the dishes so that Gillian would have reminder of him when he was gone, not understanding until much later that Gillian didn't think of him much at all.
- Nancy in the dressing room at Bloomingdale's reading Gillian's version of her story.
- Bernard dancing naked with his Horace. Why can't I get that out of my head?!
- Rachel buying Paul ice cream. "It seemed like a true pleasure, and Rachel felt happy to be able to give it to him. She guessed he didn't have much in his life that was this pleasurable, this simple."
- Gillian at the end, rationalizing the accident, but not quite getting past the fact that it wasn't a deer but Paul that she had hit.