This week’s prompt is similar to last week’s in that you are free to write about whatever you wish related to Tuesday’s reading (Chapters 1-19 of Pattern Recognition). However, there is one constraint. Your response should center on one specific passage from Pattern Recognition. You should begin your post by quoting that passage (and providing its page number), and then you should spend the rest of your post doing a close reading of that passage. Why is this passage important or interesting? How does it connect to one of the novel’s themes? What does this passage mean? In other words, I am looking for you to do a mini literary analysis of your chosen passage.