(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.