Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Truths?

A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison.  There was one section that sort of ... I don't know, just stood out. 

There's a part where a vampire, Ivy, is talking to the main character, Rachel, about Rachel herself.

Ivy, "You're a threat, and you need the same." meaning that Rachel is powerful and looks for threatening situations.  Ivy continues, "That's why you joined the I.S., and even there you didn't fit in, because, knowing it or not, you were a possible threat to everyone around you.  People sense it on some level.  I see it all the time. The dangerous are attracted by the lure of an equal, and the weak are afraid.  Then they avoid you, or go out of their way to make your life miserable so you'll leave and they can continue deluding themselves that they're safe."

I wonder how true that actually is.  The part about weak people either avoiding or making life miserable?


  1. I think it actually means that the dangerous make her life miserable, and that the weak avoid her. Had to read it a few times to decipher the meaning! :)

  2. But if the weak can't avoid, then they go out of their way to try to make the powerful one's life miserable?

  3. I reckon the passage needs to be rewritten to clarify the meaning; weak people making other peoples' lives miserable doesn't quite make sense!

  4. It actually does make sense to me.