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The Keeper of Secrets

The lads from Cowley's POV, full of tender moments.

The Keeper of Secrets by Jackie Thomas

A whole hour passed where Bodie demonstrated his unique capacity for stillness. Settling on the sofa, he moved only fractionally to drink or glance at the clock. He did not even fall asleep as even the most alert and refreshed person might in the face of the dry documentary about post-war Vietnam he had chosen to watch. In fact there was a watchfulness about him, an air of someone alert to impending danger. As if he had not fully understood he was off duty.


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Feb. 20th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
It was love though. Plainly. An intangible existing in an awareness of one another so acute Doyle could find Bodie in the acres of land around Meadow House without even knowing he was looking for him. Cowley realised this was what had alerted him. This was what finally, after possibly years, had shown him there was more to this partnership than five standard senses.

Great rec. I like Jackie Thomas' stories a lot and I haven't read this one in a while. Thanks for the reminder - I love it when George has these lightbulb moments :D

Feb. 21st, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Such a beautiful quote. And you can feel his love throughout in a very unobtrusive way. :-)
Feb. 20th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Ahhh - such a good rec. It's long ago I read it and I never forgot it. It's sweet and tender and heartwarming.

I like the third POV - there are some interesting stories with it.
Feb. 21st, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
heartwarming Exactly! I'm glad you like it too. :-)
Feb. 20th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Such a good story, and brilliant how the author used Cowley's POV. I always feel like I'm sitting there with him, watching the lads on tape.
Cowley's characterization is spot on, as well, I think.

Thanks for the rec!
Feb. 20th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
You are sitting with the Cow? How is he? Does he behave?
Feb. 20th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Course, he's got that discipline thing down pat. What did you think? ;)
Feb. 21st, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
*looks relieved*

Btw - I made a mistake when I wrote "How is he". I meant "Wie ist er", but I think it means "Wie geht es ihm". I just discovered it.
Feb. 21st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm with you here. :-)
Feb. 21st, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
What a very interesting perspective, it was well written and I enjoyed it, thanks for the reccie!
Feb. 21st, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. :-D
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