Sunday, April 03, 2011

Good Excerpt

I finished up The Raven's Gift this morning. It's one of the best novel I have ever read. I like these lines by a character named Red:

"'No,' he said, 'I'm plumb tuckered out. You wouldn't understand it, but I spent a good majority of the last thirty some years planning and preparing for the world to end. When it did, I was going to be ready with guns-a-blazing. Wasn't going to want for nothing. And I was about half excited when it came, to tell you the truth. But I didn't ever want it to just be me all by myself. I think I wanted people to be sorry they didn't listen to me. I imagined that they would flock to me and ask for forgiveness. Shit, I deluded myself into thinking that I would be like some gun-toting god of the tundra and finally get to have my say about how lift ought to be. Turns out, I'm the one feeling sorry. This definately ain't the outcome I envisioned. But I probably don't have to tell you about survivor's guilt.'" (pg. 140, The Raven's Gift)

There are times when I catch myself thinking this way. It's starting to atrophy though.

Saturday, April 02, 2011


It's been almost year since I've posted anything here. Believe it or not I didn't know I was going to post anything until a few minutes ago. Most of my previous posts were calculated and planned. It feels good to do this. Now, I'm not going to edit it. I'm just going to post something that comes to mind.

A quote from a novel I was reading this morning. The title of it is: The Raven's Gift. The author Don Rearden.

"You know as well as I that you can see it in a person's eyes. The eyes change when you kill a man, and they change again when your reasons for killing aint right." (Page 214, The Raven's Gift)

I don't know when I'll be back.