I found that I remembered more about this story than the previous two after my reread. I enjoyed it. I am also
picking up on a theme here by Solotaroff. This is the third story the collection and the third to take place in a country other than
I’ve been to
I can’t nail down exactly what it was that appealed to me about this story, but I think that it was just “written well”. It flowed nicely, good tension in the spots that needed it, and the characters were appealing enough.
I related to the fronts put up by the characters and the acting that took place between the threesome. The courtesies and niceties exchanged all under the knowledge that each knew what was really being said. Happens too often in life and it’s too bad so many people fail to see this.
Best line in the story is the last.
–For, with all the resources it has to command, happiness remains a shaky fortress. Sorrow is the stronghold.
Score: 7 out of 10.