Sunday, August 03, 2008

John Irving's novels tend to include someone having a body part cut off. Kazuo Ishiguro's novels tend to include a scene where someone is outside a closed door and hears someone on the other side of the door weeping. The listeners thinks of opening the door and then doesn't, walks away away. Cut off.

These recurring parts of these men's novels seem stuck. One of Ishiguro's novels is called "Never Let Me Go." Open the door; heal the body back together.