Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Harry Bosch's Single Bullet Theory

         When I was reading one of the Michael Connelly books, I come across a theory (Called single Bullet) which the hero of the novel firmly believes. Harry Bosch has been in love with his ex-wife Eleanor Wish.

"I'm a believer in the single-bullet theory. You can fall in love and make love many times but there is only one bullet with your name etched on the side. And if you are lucky enough to be shot with that bullet then the wound never heals.Roy Lindell might have had Martha Gessler's name on a bullet. What I do know is that Eleanor Wish had been my bullet. She had pierced me through and through. There were other women before and other women since but the wound she left would not heal right. I was still bleeding and I knew I would always bleed for her. That was just the way it had to be. There is no end of things in the heart."

I don't know why I felt like sharing it. But this is kind of poetic so thought will put a quick blog on it.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful thought that is! and nice to see you back after this long hiatus:-)

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    1. thanks Jen :) yup a post was long due

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  2. 100 percent true. There is always one bullet.
    Follow each other.

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    1. Thanks i will surely stop by your blog

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  3. I like how authors play with words. It is amazing, how a useless thing such as bullet can have a profound philosophy associated with it.

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    1. yup.Bullet takes a life and Love is life still the author has very cleverly mixed them both here

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  4. Strongly believe in this theory.....shot with the bullet over 50 years ago and even though I was not able to enjoy my life with this person, I have remained as much in love with him today, as I was the day I fell in love with him....which was the first time he kissed me. There has been nothing in my life that has ever compared to that kiss or to the strong ties and feelings I have for him today. That first kiss was in the summer of 63....now we have the summer of 2013...50 years later and I still love him...go figure.....CMS

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