Spoiler alert! Don’t read under the quote if you don’t want to know.
There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.
We can’t know better until knowing better is useless. I love that line!
Luckily right after I started this book I saw a review that compared it to Love Story. I cried for hours when I saw the movie a hundred years ago, so I was immediately alarmed and skipped to the back of the book to see how it ends. Yup, you guessed it. Don’t make me say it.
Knowing that, being prepared for it, meant I could finish reading the book and even enjoy the excellent writing. Such a good book!
Still, I take it badly when an author makes me fall in love with a main character and then kills him/her. Cormac McCarthy, are you listening?