Saturday, February 20, 2010

T. C. Boyle

"To be a friend of the earth, you have to be an enemy of man."
— T.C. Boyle (A Friend of the Earth)

"First you have nothing, and then, astonishingly, after ripping out your brain and your heart and betraying your friends and ex-lovers and dreaming like a zombie over the page till you can't see or hear or smell or taste, you have something."
— T.C. Boyle

"Chicxulub" what a cool story. Comparing a huge meteor to the death of their little girl makes sense to me. I am not a parent, but I could see how losing your child could destroy their world. The parents in this story are very laid back and smoke weed while the daughter is out with her friends. They mentioned they never thought she would know the smell of pot. I think telling us about the pot may suggest the parents don't have very many restrictions on their daughter.

I see a message in this story about parents and how they raise them. I even see how the story would tell a parent to spend more time with their child.

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