You're right, you didn't! But...
Posted by Cindy on February 10, 1998 at 22:19:56:
In response to Well, I doubt that I'll change your minds but..., written by Hil on February 10, 1998 at 19:15:08
All I ask is a teensy little glimmer of salve on the wound that is Oscar's human life. If he could've at least been blind to what was happening to him, but his panic as he died was just one more knife into my gut. Really, as I thought he was going to go seeing those "angels" overhead, I felt a peace for him that was torn away from me in reading just a few more lines. What's left instead is just a great big feeling of sadness. The whole experience of learning of Oscar and of Lucinda and of all those various others forced me to dwell on them for some days after I finished the book, but it didn't really have anything of good feeling in it.
Yes, the postscript-type info on what Lucinda went on to acheive tried to show how much better-off she was without him, but at what cost to her emotionally? He had been the only one she had connected with, and now what? Did the lady in the pickle factory ever make the connection again?
I think I'm still flinging raspberries. Sorry, Hil.
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