Thursday, August 29, 2013

Quotes from "The Last 10 Seconds" by Simon Kernick

Quotes from "The Last 10 Seconds" by Simon Kernick:
I loved this book and I'm sharing my favorite quotes out of it.

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“It's early, the first spears of bright sunlight advancing through the holes in the wall where the windows are meant to be, and here I am watching my blood from a visibly growing pool on the dusty concrete floor in front of me. (p. 11)

That's the hardest thing to accept, the fact that my life is finally coming to an end, and I wonder briefly in these last few seconds, as the pain and the shock squeeze at my insides, whether there's anyone left to mourn my passing.Whether I'll even be remembered in ten years' time.” (p. 12)

“When I was a young kid, I went to sleep at night thinking that there was a copper standing guard on the street outside my window, there to protect me from all the creatures who haunt the nightmares of children, and it always comforted me to believe he was there. Now I was that copper, and there were plenty of people out there relying on me.” (p. 73-74)

“She would nag, I'd get sick of it and shout at her, she'd cry, I'd apologize. And our own small domestic tragedy played out the same way again and again like a broken tape, until finally I buried her, five years back now. (p. 115)

It was then that I saw her, standing on the edge of another group of people I didn't know, looking a little like me — someone who didn't belong. (p. 155)

She'd been through so much that sometimes the thought of all the terrible things that had happened both to her and to the people close to her made her want to lock herself away from the whole world, shut her eyes, and never wake up. (p. 226)

“One thing I've learned in life is, when you're caught red-handed always go on the offensive. (p. 241)

“I pictured John then, as he was just before he went off to join the army. A big smile on his face. Full of jokes, as always. (p. 252)

“Desperate times call for desperate measures, but only if you've got the nerve, and thankfully I had. (p. 310)


  1. Haven't heard of this one, but I really like the idea of this post!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lisa. It's just my way to put together my favorite quotes from a particular book once I have finished reading it.


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