Wednesday, March 3, 2010

eliminate the impurity

(And he then realizes that the boy from La Jolla turned him in to the authorities. He marvels for a second at the swiftness of the boy's instinctive reaction: Discover the impurity; eliminate the impurity.)

-- You or Someone Like You by Chandler Burr

This is my favorite passage from the whole book. Simply beautiful. I both started and finished You or Someone Like You while in Malaysia (after finishing Catch-22), and the book is now with starbytes. I took some notes to post on here and on BookCrossing once I got home, so I'm now playing catch-up in a staggered manner.

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