Maybe you need not purchase the book anymore to be able to read the story, except for an aesthetic & literary purpose of having it 🙂
let’s see how different this is from Disney’s adaptation 🙂
Jeremy Kraft: I’ll protect you. I will.
female radio personality: A woman needs to be held, even, and science has shown this, if its with someone she doesn’t care about. Protective hormones are released, and the amount of hormones released depends on the degree to which she is held. The first and best is the complete surround. He wraps you in both arms, whispers how beautiful you are. Second best is the ‘arm around.’ He is next to you but with one arm around you. Third is he’s just next to you on his elbow, but he rests his hand on your stomach and looks at you. Fourth is you snuggling up to him with your head on his chest, while he looks away into space. But when the first best happens, you feel completely, wonderfully like a woman.
Ray Porter: As Ray Porter watches Mirabelle walk away he feels a loss. How is it possible, he thinks, to miss a woman whom he kept at a distance so that when she was gone he would not miss her. Only then does he realize that wanting part of her and not all of her had hurt them both and how he cannot justify his actions except that… well… it was life.
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours” — Alan Bennett (The History Boys: The Film)