The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent , INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.
“Mel still insists on wearing bold pin-striped suits as snug as sausage casings-enough to instill vertigo-and the same lousy rug. which looks as though he skinned a poodle.”
“But the point is I've lost. That too is part of the job, accepting the laws ambiguities.”
Hope is an amazing thing. Hope is maybe the most essential thing in life. You go on with hope. And without it, you are flattened.Highlighted by 35 Kindle customers
‘ “The precise character of despair is that it does not realize it is despair,” ’ said Dana. ‘Who is that?’ ‘Kierkegaard.’Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
The joke was thinking you were ever really in charge of your life. You pressed your oar down into the water to direct the canoe, but it was the current that shot you through the rapids. You just hung on and hoped not to hit a rock or a whirlpool.Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
When a parent dies—everybody says this, so I know it isn’t so totally original—but when you lose your mother or father, life is fundamentally different. One of the poles, north or south, has been wiped off the globe and will never rematerialize.Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
CHAPTER 4: Tommy Molto, October 3, 2008 CHAPTER 5: Rusty, March 19, 2007Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
Because you love your children, and make their contentment the principal object of your existence, it’s something of a downer to see them turn out not much happier than you.Highlighted by 22 Kindle customers
“Because people usually have a hard time keeping deals where all the benefits are on the front end. They end up feeling sharp resentments later on.”Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
CHAPTER 11: Rusty, September 2, 2008 CHAPTER 12: Tommy, October 27, 2008Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
Anna laughs. “One of the few worthwhile things my mother-in-law ever said to me was, ‘Never be surprised when people don’t change.’”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
sui generis. He is the only lawyer who appears in the court of appeals from whose cases I inalterably recuse myself. Even my former clerks come before me five years after they’ve left. But Stern and I areHighlighted by 6 Kindle customers
This book referrs to sex in a very jaded way. The sex for one married couple is not happy. The sex between unmarried couples is presented as shameful. Most sexual references are mostly from characters that do not indicate a sexual moral compass.
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