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Still Alice Quotes
The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Saturday, September 5, 2015 5:18 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
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IN THE BACK, THERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH HER:

"There is a line in the book where the doctor tells her, "...you may not be the most reliable source for what's been going on." Yet, you choose to tell the story from Alice's point of view. Doesn't that get difficult to do as Alice's disease worsens and her perceptions indeed get less reliable?"

"It sure does, but I thought it was the most powerful choice. In telling the story through Alice's lens, I sit the reader right up against her Alzheimer's. It should feel uncomfortably close at times. You should feel her confusions and frustrations and terror right along with her. And yes, this choice forces us to lose what's going on inside the thoughts of her husband and other characters, but we get an insider's perspective into the mind of someone slipping further into Alzheimer's. Most people without Alzheimer's never get to sit in that seat."