I’m a terrible reviewer, so I won’t even try – I just want to bitch about the entire underlying premise. None of the story would have been able to happen (and that would have been a shame, because it’s a wonderful book and a pretty good movie – one of the better adaptations ever) if damned Merrin hadn’t been so selfish. She wouldn’t have run out of the diner that night and the rest of it just never would have happened.
Ok sure, she’s dying – that’s hers and she owns it. But by deciding to hide it from Ig, by LYING to him about it, she’s making a life-altering decision FOR HIM that is not hers to make. If he wants to waste a couple years of his life watching her die, he should be allowed to. On the plus side: he gets the massive sympathy vote for the rest of his life for it. If he wants to walk away like a bastard, that’s his choice to make, too. She had no right to take that choice from him, and in the process, open up the major can of worms that became the rest of the story.
Written as part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge.