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"How do portray a character who, devastated by grief, refuses to face the future?

If you're Martel, you let him literally walk around backwards.

"Does it not make more sense to face the elements -- the wind, the rain, the sun, the onslaught of insects, the glumness of strangers, the uncertainty of the future -- with the shield that is the back of one's head, the back of one's jacket, the seat of one's pants?""
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Seveneves
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by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
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"The hard rain is coming!!!" Feb 10, 2016 09:38AM

 
A Little Life
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"Still seems like exposition. I like JB, the painter, and Willem, the waiter. Malcolm and his pseudo-white-guilt is seeming kindof whiny. I feel like I know least about Jude, but I'd like to see some lawyer action. And is there really pain that you just have to suffer through, that no prescription can help with?" Feb 08, 2016 07:10AM

 
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Mainon is 7% done with The High Mountains of Portugal: How do portray a character who, devastated by grief, refuses to face the future?

If you're Martel, you let him literally walk around backwards.

"Does it not make more sense to face the elements -- the wind, the rain, the sun, the onslaught of insects, the glumness of strangers, the uncertainty of the future -- with the shield that is the back of one's head, the back of one's jacket, the seat of one's pants?"
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
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The Fugitives by Christopher Sorrentino
The Fugitives
by Christopher Sorrentino
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Two-thirds into the book, I hadn't really made up my mind about whether I liked it or not. The scaffolding along which the book unfolds is an intriguing little mystery: a former casino employee tips off a reporter friend about a secret casino heist. ...more
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The New World by Chris Adrian
" Amy wrote: "Is this this year's Annihilation? Because I dug it. Didn't mind the ending and thought it fit thematically with the rest of the book."

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Mainon is 66% done with The Fugitives: Two-thirds in, and although I'm moderately interested in the "mystery" that underlies the characters' interactions, I'm not a big fan of the main female character, and no one else is evoking much of an emotional response. I'm not sure I really get the point.
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" Drew wrote: "keep or sell? It is a lovely book."

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Mainon made a comment in the group Tournament of BooksA Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara topic
" poingu wrote: "I agree! the response to the editor's letter was childish. It see..."

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