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I really liked this story because I found it to be very relatable even though it is fictional. Myself, as the reader, can definitely relate to being in a relationship with someone of a completely opposite personality and knowing it isn’t going to work out. Another thing I found interesting was the way the author laid out Jack’s wife, without ever actually saying it she showed the reader that the wife was boring and safe; always driving the speed limit, making meatloaf for dinner, etc. Tallent sneakily hints things about the characters through creative word choice and dialogue. When reading it the first time I didn’t pick up on the speed limit and meatloaf thing meaning it was implying that the woman was boring but the more I read it the more I picked up on things such as these. This is a clever way in which the writer has a deeper meaning in simple things.

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