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To the Wedding by John Berger
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Aug 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read2011

"With music, hope too enters the body."

This is a quick read about a wedding, told from various perspectives, and as it unfolds you realize that events are not as happy as a wedding would typically be. I wasn't really into it, with the quick snippets of thought and changing narration, until Zdena connects with a man on the bus, and suddenly it became this touching connected story.

"Life depends on it... none of us can stop. You pick up something here, you take something there, you wake up with an idea, you suddenly remember it's a long time since you tried that, and you go home and put what you go home with into the refrigerator. Every day you keep going."

"We're all living things which are hard to believe, things we never imagined."

"It is strange how the place, where music comes from, changes. Sometimes it enters the body. It no longer comes in through the ears. It takes up residence there."
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Reading Progress

August 9, 2011 – Shelved
August 15, 2011 – Started Reading
August 18, 2011 – Shelved as: read2011
August 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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