The Descent: A Novel Quotes

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"In the beginning was the word." (Book 1, Discovery: Chapter 1, p. 3).

"Later, people would not blame Branch for the death. Even after Army coroners determined that Ramada's death was accidental, few believed Branch had not meant to kill him. Some felt it showed his compassion toward this mutilated victim." (Book 1, Discovery: Chapter 3, p. 67).

"It was as if a race of aliens had just breached upon man's shores." (Book 1, Discovery: Chapter 5, p. 89).

"'The term Satan signifies a historical character. A missing link between our fairy tale hell and the geological fact of it. Think about it. If there can be a historical Christ, why not a historical Satan?'" (Book 1, Discovery: Chapter 7, p. 127).

"It seemed the helicopter was bound west forever across the cobalt blue water, landless, stained red by the sunset. Night chased her across the infinite pacific. Childishly, Ali wished they could stay ahead of the darkness." (Book...

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