I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!
Much better now on the story! Since John was introduced, the book reached a whole new dynamic in telling its story. John makes me care about the feeling of things, rather than the absolute stoicism of the narrator or the other characters.
I'm also interested in seeing what happens to Bernard. I want to like him, but the book also points out that he boasts a lot and is prone to lose himself in his own self-importance when people pay any attention to him. I guess it's good that he doesn't just have one side to him, but am I supposed to like him or not?
I haven't felt myself get really pulled in yet--I only felt a semblance of that when John talked about Shakespeare (I finally get the title since I read The Tempest!)--and I'm still waiting for it. I don't think I'll have the emotional connection to this that I want.