"So weak, so little left, time running out. I will be robbed of my old age, I try not to feel bitter about it, but sometimes I can't help myself. Life is shit, I know, but the only thing I want is more life, more years on this godforsaken earth."
"Whatever reservations I had about him, whatever doubts I harbored about his dubious character, I couldn't stop myself from wanting him to like me, to think that I was something more than a plodding, run-of-the-mill American undergraduate, to see the promise that I hoped I had in me but which I doubted nine out of every ten minutes of my waking life."
Very absorbing. As a reader I was quickly pulled into Stephen Walker's life and wanting to know how he would move on from the violent experiences of his youth. However, I felt that the end was ultimately unsatisfying. That could be me: I like loose ends to be wrapped up, but I guess real life isn't like that and neither was this book.