What Alice ForgotLarge Print - 2015
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Cheryl_in_IT Mar 07, 2019
I enjoyed it. It seemed a good illustration in the bafflement we might experience when seeing ourselves objectively (or more objectively, at any rate). It also was an illustration (less good) of how there is another side to behavior that we can so easily judge from a distance.
mlnorris1 May 09, 2017
Relatable characters and a thought provoking plot line. This is one of my favorite books so far this year.
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And that's when Ben said, "Lots of children must have lost their parents." He said it solemnly, but also with a definite hint of cheer. As in, hey, how handy! Lots of dead parents! Lots of spare kids up for grabs! Maybe a cute violin player is crawling out of the rubble right now.
- Page 243
"Good luck," said the nurse as I left.
She's the one who always says "Good luck." In a sort of patronizing way.
"Oh, f**k off with your good luck," I said, and punched her in the nose.
- Page 265
Ben's mum is probably right when she says "Nature knows best." Nature knows that I would make a terrible mother. Each time I get pregnant, Nature says, "Actually, this kid would be better off dead than having a mother like her.
- Page 253
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Sexual Content: Kissing, flirting, and talk of condoms, divorce, boyfriends/girlfriends, affairs, and infertility. A couple of instances of sex, although these are memories are not described.
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