I have many gems to share with you, but this is the most recent and really delightful. It's passages like this that seem to completely befuddle reviewers of the book--and completely to elude them. Most interesting.
from The Essence of the Thing
Madeleine St. John
'Still: salvation. Not such a bad deal, is it?'
'I don't know--perhaps it isn't. It's just--'
'I know what you mean.'
'I mean, the whole thing's simply preposterous.'
'Yes, it is, absolutely.'
But that, she sudddenly suspected, might be its cheifest recommendation. 'You wouldn't think anyone could ever believe that stuff, would you?' she said, marvelling. 'Let alone in these days.'
'Even quite intelligent people. Otherwise intelligent, anyway.'
'It's an utter mystery.'
'Yes, it is. An utter mystery.'