This novel by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason is not a gripping story but I like the characters and the way the speak.
- A son is the promise that time makes to a man, the guarantee every father receives that whatever he holds dear will someday be considered foolish, and that the person he loves best in the world will misunderstand him. [Prologue]
- To count a hundred million stars, at the rate of one per second, sounds like a job that no one could possisbly complete in a lifetime. In reality, it would take only three years. The key is focus, a willingness not to be distracted. [Pg 7]
- We made a friendship out of nothing, because nothing was the the heart of what we shared. [Pg 48]
- The generational clock ground out another revolution, and time turned friends to strangers. [Pg 71]
- The only things people can ever know about you are the ones you let them see. [Pg 97]
- My mind is a flock of pigeons, fluttering away. All my thoughts are shit and feathers. [Pg 130]