Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

22f790ba39a54b6c888bc520f1ad6f9a_origDave Eggers

First Sentence:      I did it.

Back of the book:

In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at the chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn’t want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn’t answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

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Last Sentence:     That is the saddest thing I ever heard.