"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate."
Nick and Mrs.Harker. I'm so happy they found the way to each other, the way to forgive and to accept and to help each other. This scene, on the sofa, in her apartment...She closed the album, and said, so quietly I wasn't sure I heard her at first, "I miss him."
"I miss him, too."
I had to run away form everybody and everything, because I couldn't stop to cry. Silly. But I'm sure that readers who did this through can understand me. Holy f*ck! It was just two word but they made me DIZZY. Try it again and you'll fail.
HOW Nick got back to his PI job.
The mystery. It was soooo gooooood. But is it not always?
Daniel. I think this chapter of Nick's life is consider be closed now. Nick has to move further.When we broke up, when we were bashed, Daniel had wanted to put in a police report. That was the brave thing to do and I couldn't do it. And now, it seemed to me that in the face of this sickness, in the face of possibly dying, the brave thing to do was to go ahead and have a life anyway, and yet Daniel couldn't do that. Somehow we had changed places.
I'm not religious. But I felt with Nick somehow, and I think that the confession was good for him.What did I really consider a sin? What did I really want to confess to this man? I wasn't going to sit there and tell him about all the sex I'd had. I didn't consider it wrong. And I certainly wasn't repentant. Then the words, "I killed a man", came out of mouth.[...]
How could my penance for killing someone be to forgive myself? That seemed absurd. And yet so Catholic.
Brian. Thank you, Brian, for USING a condom!!!! It was the first mention of it in the series. And it marks a turning point in the history, yeah, I want to be pathetic. Because celibacy was not the only sane response to what was happening at that time.
The ending. Marshall Thornton writes ALWAYS the best endings, he is a MASTER of endings. Doesn't matter how I was grieving with Nick through the book, the ending was BEAUTIFUL. And so full of hopes and optimism. The very last lines:"With all the things that are happening in the world, shouldn't it be okay? Just to say I love you?"
"Yes, it should be okay."
And it was.
Nick. Nick. Nick. Nick. And...just Nick.