By Scott Bakker
Disciple Manning is ready to bear in mind each dialog, assembly and feeling he has ever had, making him a very risky deepest investigator. whilst a tender lady disappears from a non secular cult, her mom and dad flip to Manning for aid. Manning accepts, yet with a chilling feel of foreboding. Heading into the center of the cult, he encounters its beguiling chief, passionate about the concept that the realm is a fantastical theatre, within which we simply act out our roles, blind to our precise life past; a trust he's reason on retaining, at any fee. Manning's research quickly results in clashes with the cult's unsettling trust structures and leaves him scuffling with for survival and elusive solutions. in the meantime, it is only a question of time ahead of the lacking woman dangers being deserted for ever to the depths of everyone's forgotten thoughts'
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I told her as much. She accused me of lying to make her feel small. I accused her of accusing me of lying to make her feel small to make me feel small. And so it goes. M. A bad day. The relationship didn’t last. None of them do. Could you imagine trying to argue with someone who could actually remember who said what when? Or who could always remember, perhaps even especially remember, all the hard things we say on the hateful fly? There’s no forgiveness without forgetting, trust me. The fact is, the longer I know someone, the more difficult I find it to talk to them.
I could go on for days telling you stuff that you had forgotten about yourself. And I could make you cry with my observations. And this is the thing: where you see acts, I see repetitions, and where you see people—yourself included—I see repeaters. You really have no idea how much we repeat. Even when we manage to defy expectations, we’re like children: unpredictable in unsurprising ways. Those repetitions you’re aware of you call habits or routines, very human-sounding terms, connoting warmth and security, and in no way, shape, or form contradicting agency, the possibility of breaking free.
I looked at them both, each desolate in a different way, gouged not only by loss but by disbelief. That something so absurd, so stupid … I nodded gravely. ” I’ve seen more than my fair share of absurdities in my time: Christ, this job throws them at you like rotten fruit at a burlesque gone wrong. Tragedy astounds people no matter what, sure. The big things are just too heavy to be caught in human nets. But life also has a nasty habit of dishing up calamity as the punchline of a joke as well, and with a regularity that’s nothing short of perverse.
Disciple of the Dog by Scott Bakker