Thursday, March 3, 2011

Third Sentence Thursday: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books for beating back the forces of OTHER sentences!

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!

My Third Sentence for this week is from The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve:

"This is a masculine world, she thinks, with its odd bits of machinery, its briefing room, its tower."

 -page 75, The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Review:  'She' is Kathryn, and she just learned that her husband - a pilot - had died on a plane crash.  This sentence I think showed that although she longed for her husband, she is not altogether that she is not as privy to her husband's world as she used to be, as she entered a room that she immediately classified as 'a masculine world' which might also mean to be 'not her world.'  I don't know if you would agree with me, but I think that couples automatically associate each other with every thing/place in their house - no matter if it's your garage, you think of your wife; you still think of your husband even in your closet.


  1. hi Nina! maybe Kathryn does not want to be a part of her husband's "masculine world". perhaps she does not feel comfortable for certain reasons. with her husband dead, she feels even more isolated. it's like she never knew her husband at all.

    here's my post for this week:

  2. hmmm! sounds like an interesting read!! ;-D

  3. :( very sad I understand what you mean about associating everything with the significant other, and it sucks to feel shut out of something.


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