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.'
Fav description in ch 3: "the lumpy, enervating burden of the mundane" #1b140_3
"There's nothing like a shovelful of dirt to encourage literacy" One of my favorite quotes so far from #1b140_3
#1b140_3 "spend this in remembrance of me." brilliant!
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..
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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