Thursday, December 4, 2008

Brilliant

Last night I finished A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. It was wonderful.

One of my favorite quotes comes after one of the characters opens a pack of modeling clay for Christmas.

"Thank you," he says.
"Thank who?"
"I don't know. You?"
"No, not me. Jesus."
"Thank you, Jesus?"
"Yes, Toph, Jesus died for your Christmas fun."
"He did?"
I turn to Bill. Bill is staying out of it.
"He did," I say. "Beth, did he not?"
"Indeed he did. Indeed he did."