I have not given up on this book and have finally trudged my way into the second part. As I was flipping from the "1961" to the "1963" section guess what I saw? You won't have to guess if you're reading along, but I'm gathering my (our) less-than enthusiastic response has dissuaded a few of you... Anyhow, it was a quote by: Cormack McCarthy! ("Duh" parenthetical: The author of the first book we tackled on our list.) It follows:
A man's at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he dont want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there. from Blood Meridian
Jan--remember how we used to play our own version of 6 Degrees of Separation, otherwise known as the Kevin Bacon game? I think it would be a fun side challenge to see how we can relate the books to each other. So there you go. Just an idea. Input?