I’m only on chapter 4, but I am already coming across some interesting quotes in Ian McEwan’s “Nutshell”, that I’d like to share with you.
The story is told in first person by, get ready, the foetus in a woman’s body, about to come into the world. The novel is a combination of domestic story and suspense, so right up my street. The prose, as always with McEwan, is beautiful.
Here are the quotes:
Lovers arrive at their first kisses with scars as well as longings.
We’ll always be troubled by how things are – that’s how it stands with the difficult gift of consciousness.
This one might need a bit more context, but it made me laugh out loud, so I thought I’d share it with you too.
Not everyone knows what it is to have your father’s rival’s penis inches from your nose.
God said, Let there be pain. And there was poetry.
On a different note, for those of you who like blogging on the go, I wrote this by dictating into my phone.
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