Sunday, February 17, 2008

Atonement - Ch. 11

--by Abby

Oh heaven. The story of Robbie from his arrival at the house to the after-dinner chaos—with special attention to sexy library encounters. Very rewarding reading.

Robbie is turning into a very agreeable man, in that, he's become totally typical. Now that he knows he has Cecilia, he can't take his mind off of it, and now loathes anyone who delays him from getting her alone again. Briony interrupted him before and is now hated with the fire of a thousand suns. It happens.

On other dinner topics, it seems to me that Lola was attacked and possibly molested by Paul Marshall. The stories of abuse from the twins are outrageous and Marshall has a cut on his face which I don't recall from previous descriptions. It's terrifying that everyone else in the house is so self-involved that they are not noticing this. Or the twins plotting to run away. Or the twins' terrible spelling which nears illiteracy.

So we leave the family charging into the wilderness in search of the twins, and I'm predicting injury or tragedy at any second. Glorious.

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