Chapter one of “Truth&Beauty” was a pretty interesting read. It started off with that one undeclared friendship that the author and Lucy, her friend had. Weird start of a relationship but through to the end is when they truly became friends through Lucy’s perspective more than Pratchett. I really enjoyed the literary devices the author used to describe some of her life experiences, such as her accidents, giving the reader an understanding of what went down during those times. I also enjoyed the gawking terminology they used to describe how some people stare you down with all the unattractive human emotions that you really don’t want to be in a situation as such. The gawking of people is kind of relatable because you can end up in a situation where people actually does that to you, speaking from experience. Now going back to their friendship, I think Lucy was friends with Pratchett due to circumstances because at one point Lucy needed someone to depend on or befriend so she doesn’t feel as lonely as she is. On the other hand I agree with Pratchett on what she said about her knowing Lucy more than Lucy knew her because as chapter one unfolds we mostly read about Lucy and her romantic/sex life. We didn’t really read much about Pratchett’s bonding with Lucy with one of her stories or her life experiences.
Some questions I have are 1) How did Lucy end up in Scotland?
2) Why was Pratchett so invested in Lucy?