slaughterhouse90210
slaughterhouse90210:

“All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and character—what we believe—none of it is real; it’s all part of the story we tell.”—Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Everything I’ve ever loved, together in one Tumblr post. Maris, you are a god.

slaughterhouse90210:

“All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and character—what we believe—none of it is real; it’s all part of the story we tell.”
—Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Everything I’ve ever loved, together in one Tumblr post. Maris, you are a god.

nprfreshair
nprfreshair:

Maureen Corrigan: “I have weeks, as a book reviewer, where I feel like Claire. Those are the weeks when it seems like every new book is a riff on Jane Austen, or a young adult vampire/warrior/shape-shifter fantasy, or yet another homage to dead dogs. And then a literary miracle like Beautiful Ruins appears, and once again I’m a believer.”

I found myself dog-earing pages as I read this book, which I never do - and one of the pages I turned down contained this wonderful, succinct, cutting, sad line:

"What business does memory have with time?"

nprfreshair:

Maureen Corrigan: “I have weeks, as a book reviewer, where I feel like Claire. Those are the weeks when it seems like every new book is a riff on Jane Austen, or a young adult vampire/warrior/shape-shifter fantasy, or yet another homage to dead dogs. And then a literary miracle like Beautiful Ruins appears, and once again I’m a believer.”

I found myself dog-earing pages as I read this book, which I never do - and one of the pages I turned down contained this wonderful, succinct, cutting, sad line:

"What business does memory have with time?"