“…everyone had his or her own peculiar way of dealing with the completely undealable.”

Nova Jacobs, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Context: Philip is thinking about how him and his wife dealt so differently with their loss. I really liked this line because it sums up so clearly for me the person that Philip is. He cannot understand the way others deal with the "completely undealable" and so … Continue reading “…everyone had his or her own peculiar way of dealing with the completely undealable.”

“But if his father’s death had taught him anything, it was that there was no real wisdom with age, only forced compliance.”

"Intelligence fades. Sex fades. The thrill fades. Where is all the wisdom that is supposed to compensate for the loss? But if his father's death had taught him anything, it was that there was no real wisdom with age, only forced compliance."

“On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.”

The Last Equation of Issac Severy by Nova Jacobs An interesting book that kept me reading the whole way through. This was a library book. It's interesting how so many popular general fiction novels now have some kind of "whodunit" aspect to it, as if the crime thriller genre has just taken over everything. Is … Continue reading “On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.”

“What what is DNA, Isaac had once asked, but an invisible road map of how our lives will play out?”

Nova Jacobs, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Context: Hazel, the adopted granddaughter of Isaac, is homeless. She joked with her grandfather that it was in her DNA, and this was his response to her. This quote stuck out to me because I found it was an interesting point of view--that our lives are predetermined by … Continue reading “What what is DNA, Isaac had once asked, but an invisible road map of how our lives will play out?”