now reading: McTeague by Frank Norris
So here's the thing. All of a sudden McTeague gets totally violent and creeptacular! It starts when Trina, his wife, becomes a liar and he becomes a violent abuser. Now, neither of those behaviors is acceptable and both are terrible in their own ways. But herein, his violence is almost like some kind of vindictive thing against her keeping the money, whereas I just want to scream at him, "It's not that she kept the money! She lied to you about it!" Then her: ugh. She's paranoid. But she's also desperate, and that is sad. And his violence is never acceptable.
But with all that, who knew how ugly and violent it could be in the end!
I was supposed to say something more profound about this but I don't remember what it was. Maybe tomorrow.
But, p.s., goooooo concertina!