Sunday, December 23, 2007

outside reading post 5

maiming(204):to disable or disfigure

A theme that i think emerges from the book would be ironic stages because a man just happened to be running by her appartment when it blew up, but it was actually the ever running man. This is just one example of many in the book.

Now that Sharon is on her way to solving the mystery of the ever running man, she is still dealing with the problems of her husband. RKI is still getting frustrated with her husband, and she is still wondering if her marrage is going to fall apart because of all the work she has been doing. She has been traveling all over the place trying to solve whats going on and find different witnesses to interview. After she finds some interesting evidence with different suspects, sharon relizes she so close to solving the case of the ever running man.
But her husband interferes with the case. Problems keep developing with the two of them and she cant seem to resolve them. As she is trying to fix problems with her husband she still has to solve the case of the ever running man. Now the question is if she'll have enough time, or will she solve it in time because she has the case in her hands. The only thing stopping her is her husband and someone taking the case right out of her hands.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

outside reading quater 2 post 4

Post A:

"Ever since I accepted this case, I'd been walking through an emotional minefield-worrying about what it might do to my marriage, traumatized by nearly being blown up in the Green Street explosion(148)." This describes the signifigance of the book because it's all about suspense and mysterious vibes. Sharon has to deal with these while trying to solve the case with the thought of her knowing that she almost died and her marriage could be falling apart at that very moment.

Post B:
Letter to the Author-
Dear Sharon,
What was the first thought on your mind when you found out that you couldve been in the ashes of your apartment? I know that the feeling must be indescribable. The fact that you stayed strong and still went on to solve the case was very inspiring. When you said, "worrying about what it might do to my marriage, traumatized by nearly being blown up(148)" it described you as frustrated and scared. For someone to go through all that, and still manage to fufill their job duty is amazing.
What was your reaction when you found out that the "ever running man" was the person to make your apartment explode? It probably never crossed your mind that the man you saw joging outside your window, looking as normal as could be, was the man to blow up your apartment and the man that you're trying to catch!
What clues were the most disturbing or interesting to you while investigating so far?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

outside reading blog 3

Quaint:Having an old attractiveness or charm
Marksman:Person who is skilled at shooting at a mark.

"Upstairs: the guest rooms were as impersonal as a room at the Hilton(110)." It uses like or as in the sentence.
"A man's voice, high-pitched and nervous, answered and said yes(111)." This uses description to describe the mans voice in detail.
" roof, paint job, and landscaped yard(114)." This uses imagry to describe and paint the picture for the reader

Now that Sharon is deeper into the case trying to figure out what happened with the ever running man, she is traveling around the country to interview suspects and suspects friends and family. While she is traveling, she interviews Wynn Daley. Wynn had information on Mr.Kessell and the night Mr.Kessell was shot. Sharon got detailed answers which lead her back on the case to keep investigating. She continues to research to find out as much information as she can, but is still looking for that one person who did it all.
A quote that describes the book is "Just when you think the hurt is starting to heal, it flares up, and you know it'll always be with you(105)."
This quote best describes the book because at the beginning, Sharon's appartment was blown up, and she was suppost to be inside it. Since she survived the explosion even being outside her appartment at her car, she is know trying to recover and still work on the case she was assigned. When she is almost recovered, something happens again and that reminds her that she'll always have the scars from the night of the explosion. It gives her thoughts to think about knowing some one was intentionally trying to kill her and that if it wernt for pure luck, she might not be alive.