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The Ring Sets Out
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四時花令:那些奼紫嫣紅的古典詩詞
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They said their good-byes, and Denny pressed the button with his pinkie. He crouched down and held out his sticky hands for me, and I obligingly licked them clean. “Sometimes I believe,” he said to me as I indulged in the sweetness of his hands, of his fingers, of his opposable thumbs. “Sometimes I really do believe.”
Enzo gets to overhear all that's going on; that's the physical level of what's going on. And we get to hear the conversation too. That makes the mechanics of the scene work. But then what does Denny do, in his joy? He allows Enzo to lick the cookie batter off of his hands. Denny's hands. The things that Enzo wants most in the world--DENNY'S HANDS! Figuratively, Enzo is INGESTING Denny's hands. Symbolically, we know now, as we read the book, that Enzo WILL achieve his goal of being reincarnated as a person. Done. Case closed. Your conscious mind might not know it yet, but your ...more
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rang. Since his hands were covered with sticky oatmeal goop, he tapped the speaker button on the kitchen phone.
Because we only can experience the story through Enzo's eyes, I couldn't let Denny have a telephone conversation that we couldn't overhear. So I gave him a job that made his hand sticky: baking cookies. Batter on your fingers, hit the speakerphone button, right? And that worked...see the end of the chapter...
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“Inside each of us resides the truth,” I began, “the absolute truth. But sometimes the truth is hidden in a hall of mirrors. Sometimes we believe we are viewing the real thing, when in fact we are viewing a facsimile, a distortion. As I listen to this trial, I am reminded of the climactic scene of a James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun. James Bond escaped his hall of mirrors by breaking the glass, shattering the illusions, until only the true villain stood before him. We, too, must shatter the mirrors. We must look into ourselves and root out the distortions until that thing which we ...more
This cracks me up. Isn't it just like Enzo to expound upon James Bond when he finally gets a microphone and a room full of people listening to him?
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“DON’T YOU EVER DRIVE LIKE THAT! DENNY IS A PROFESSIONAL RACE CAR DRIVER AND THAT’S NOT HIS CAR! HE DOESN’T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT IF HE BREAKS IT!”
Don Kitch is a real person. He owns the school where I learned to race. He taught me to race! And he gave me the title, from a handout he had in his racing school... Anyway, this is EXACTLY something he would say!
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