March 28, 2005

“You’ve already shown me and I believe you.”

Posted in books tagged , at 2:22 pm by placeinthestars

So I’ve been rereading and rereading A Separate Peace, and it never ever fails to make me cry:

if you haven’t read it, this is highly spoilery as it’s basically the emotional climax of the book. if you have read it, you know what’s coming. have the tissues handy.


September 18, 2004

“It’s you, pal, just you and me.”

Posted in books tagged , at 5:29 pm by placeinthestars

If you haven’t read A Separate Peace, it’s about boys at boarding school in the 1940s, and they know they’ll all eventually end up on the battlefields of Europe or the Pacific, but Gene (the quiet, bookish narrator) and Phineas (his brash, popular, beloved best friend [or is he?]), and how one small incident, the details of which we’re never quite certain of, can overshadow lives, become something dark and secret and destructive.

Oh, I have so much love for this book, which I’m now going to subject you to.

It’s you pal, Finny said to me at last, just you and me.