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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 31/128 pages
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Progress: 71 %
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Shane: 139/432 pg

Shane: The Critical Edition - Jack Schaefer

Said by a man with a dangerous and morally dubious past to a boy whom he has just found pretending to be a gunslinger: 

"Listen, Bob. A gun is just a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool, a shovel - or an axe or a saddle or a stove or anything. Think of it always that way. A gun is as good - as as bad  as the man who carries it. Remember that."


I'm not sure yet if this story is more about the boy learning to become a man than about the near-mythical gunslinger Shane.