'The Blind Assassin,' Part III: What's Your Favorite Line?

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1book140_icon.JPG Welcome to day three of our 1book140 discussion of the The Blind Assassin, Part III. Last week's conversation about Parts I and II was characterized by the questions followers were asking. In this week's discussion, the focus is turning toward Atwood's prose as followers tweet their favorite quotes.

Here, a look at some of the lines readers are most taken with:

Halfway through #1b140_3 . Fav quote 1: 'Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence.'less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Fav description in ch 3: "the lumpy, enervating burden of the mundane" #1b140_3less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



#1book140 #1b140_3 FavLine (1 of 2) Reenie and God: There was mutual respect, and if you were in trouble naturally you'd call on him,less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



#1book140 #1b140_3 FavLine (2 of 2) as with lawyers; but as with lawyers, it would have to be bad trouble.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



RT @jlopines: "Every Thou I've known has had a way of going missing." #1b140_3 [Wonder if Atwood was referring to Buber's I-Thou?]less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



"There's nothing like a shovelful of dirt to encourage literacy" One of my favorite quotes so far from #1b140_3less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



#1b140_3 "spend this in remembrance of me." brilliant!less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply



Finally, @TheNevin questions the act of highlighting out-of-context quotes in the first place:

#1b140_3 "All gods are carnivorous" graffiti reminds me how fans can make gospel from out-of-context quotes. I wonder if Atwood meant this..less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



What are your favorite quotations from Part III of The Blind Assassin? Tweet them using the hashtag #1b140_3, or post them in the comments.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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