Friday, November 24, 2006

I think Margaret Atwood's "Blind Assassin" is amazing. I'm equally humbled and empowered by the text, the images, the insight... all of it. Here are two quote I love (maybe they only have meaning to me as the reader of the book. I hope they will have meaning for you as well)

"Like most small children do, Laura believed words meant what they said..." (107)

"Some day when I feel better I'll go back there and actually write the thing down. They should all be cheered for it, for isn't that what they all want? What we all want: to leave a message behind us that has an effect, if only a dire one; a message that cannot be cancelled out" (527)

(published by Seal Books, 2000, in the USA)

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