Things I Loved about ‘The Empty Grave’ #01
So, I’m gonna post a number of short text posts rather than a long one about my fav moments in TEG. This however is just a random stream of topics, stuff that comes to my mind at the moment.
The first thing that I absolutely loved was the friendship between Lucy and Kipps. Remmember there was once a time when Luce used to compare Kipps to Hyenas and plague rats? And Kipps would feign not to remmember her name and call her ‘Julie’ instead ? I almost forgot there were days when Lockwood and George would not even look at Kipps. But Kipps character development is for another post.
When Lockwood opened Fittes’ coffin and peeled away the mask, everybody reacted in their characteristic ways, but Kipps reaction was my most favourite.
“Holly put her hand over her mouth; George made a noise like a throttled cat. Kipps clutched my arm.”
Can’t get past the fact he clutched her arm for support. There are subtle instances of their (grudgingly) budding friendship throughout the book.
And even at the end it was lucy who noticed him dying.(even if she was prompted by Skull)
I bet sometime in near futue Kipps and Lucy would become BFFs, and gang up on the others. I feel like Kipps would be to Lucy what George is to Lockwood, i.e. -dare I say- a sarcastic sidekick.