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Subject: Re: The Purest Love (PREFACE, CHAPTER ONE, AND PART OF CHAPTER TWO)
Author: Billina   (Authenticated as Billina)
Date: September 30, 2012 at 9:19:33 AM
Reply to: Re: The Purest Love (PREFACE, CHAPTER ONE, AND PART OF CHAPTER TWO) by Alison
What I mean about the "Lolita" homage is that your first line:

Alexandria. Alec. Alexandria Destiny Melody Johnson.

That's who I always think about. She is the person that I will love forever. And I'll be the person she'll love for all eternity.

...reminded me of the opening line from Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita", which is the story of a middle-aged man lusting after his 12 year old stepdaughter:

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta; the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.

They're not exactly the same, of course, but that's immediately what I thought of when I read your first line, especially since the story is about a forbidden relationship.

I have another question: What do Kevin and Melody think of Josh being in love with his half-great-niece, or whatever Alec is? Kevin is Josh's brother, right? Does he approve of the relationship as long as Josh can be reincarnated, or is he disturbed by it?

"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
-Charles Bukowski

"And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!"
-The ghost of Vivian Vance

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