“When I was done with watching for people I started watching for rats instead. I like rats. There are a lot of myths about them. Sightings are rarer than people think. Rats are shy. Visible rats are either young or sick or starving. They don’t bite sleeping babies’ faces for the fun of it. They’re tempted by traces of food, that’s all. Wash your kid’s mouth before you put it to bed and it’ll be OK. And there are no giant rats as big as cats. All rats are the same size.”
Presented almost without comment, because it’s a Lee Child book that comes after a string of stuff in translation, except to express wonder at the things one can learn from fiction.
October 23, 2011, 5:56am Comments