Disconcerted(1) to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange
Imperial(3) characterizing the rule or authority of a sovereign state over its dependencies
-They're crawling over the site like ants. I know it was a smilie because they used "like."
-I saw smoke billowing from RKI's building. The street doors to the lobby had been torn off their hinges and were lying on the side walk. I know this is imagry because its describing whats happening and creating a mental picture in my head.
-Glass rained down from the upstairs windows. I know this was a metaphor because its describing whats happening without using like or as.
"A couple of buildings away, a garbage can lid thumped, and moments later a man jogged along in a peculair, uneven gait.(13)" This is a very significant quote because the book is called the ever running man. The man Sharon saw outside,was the ever running man who was blowing up buildings.
A emerging theme from the book would probably be; if you see something suspicious, get out.
“A couple buildings away, a garbage can lid thumped, and moments later a man jogged along in a peculiar, uneven gait(13).”
‘This quote is very significant to the book. The book is about a man who puts explosives in buildings, runs away, and moments later the building blows up. Sharon, the main character is a detective that just took that case. She was in her apartment when she looked out her window to see a man running. At the time she had no idea that the man jogging in the alley was “the ever-running man.” Moments after she left her apartment to go visit her friends. While she was walking to her car, her apartment blew up.(13) Sharon was lucky to have survived, yet alone even get out of her apartment with having no idea what was going on. Throughout the first section, she continues to live her life, while trying to solve the mystery. Sharon basically has to start her life over because she has no supplies, clothing, etc.
Her friends from her work said, “You know, I blame this on the fuckin’ internet for this. Anybody can go online and learn how to construct explosive devices; They even give sources for the material(21).” This quote relates to the media because its relating to the outside world and connecting it to the book.
Now, Sharon has to continue to look into the case and figure out why he blew up other buildings, let alone her own apartment.