Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Sentence: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Sunday Sentence highlights the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, out of context and without commentary.

"Sunil thought that he, too, had a life. A bad life, certainly - the kind that could be ended as Kalu's had been and then forgotten, because it made no difference to the people who lived in the overcity. But something he'd come to realize on the roof, leaning out, thinking about what would happen if he leaned too far, was that a boy's life could still matter to himself."
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
Random House, 2012

14 comments:

  1. That one sentence says so much. I might have to put this book on my TBR list.

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  2. That is such a heartbreaking passage!

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    1. Sandy - So many things about this book are heartbreaking.

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  3. What a great passage. The title of this book sounds like a Lifetime network movie to me, but I need to get over myself and give it a go!

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    1. Andi - This is far from a Lifetime story!

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  4. What a wonderful quote, and this looks like the kind of book I would definitely love to read.

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    1. Couscous & Consciousness - This is a book that really makes you look at life differently.

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  5. Just gorgeous! I love the title too.

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    1. Peggy - This is narrative nonfiction at its best!

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  6. Oh, this book. One of my very favorites this year.

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    1. Jennifer - This is such an amazing and important story, but so sad.

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