Thursday April 3, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Prologue: Drydock
Note: Shep has never availed himself of the works of Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, so the irony implicit in his "troubles with me" statement in the context of his intended return to Vung Valley Apartments has been completely lost on him.


Nick: Shep, ya can't just leave!
Shep: Nick. . . It's been five years since I've walked the old neighborhood. I need to catch up with friends.
Nick: I thought you enlisted because of troubles in the old neighborhood.
Shep: Yeah. . . Well, now my troubles will have troubles with me.