I have a theory: Marlon Diggs is not as good at reading people as he is at playing basketball.
Or, more accurately, reading and listening to them.
In the show’s first season, Marlon was an avid reader of books.
He would read to a group of friends, sit down and read them while they talked, and then he would come back to his friends and talk about the book he read the most.
In fact, one of the first scenes of the show is set in a library, where Marlon and his friend read aloud a passage from an old romance novel that they both had been reading together for years.
He had read the same passage many times.
Marlon had been a fan of the books for years, but he had never read a novel from a different era.
The moment Marlon first noticed this, he was intrigued.
“I looked at the book again, and I realized that it was completely different than what I had been looking for,” he says.
In the second season, he continued to read and listen to the book to a friend.
This time, however, he had the audacity to look around and try to pick out any differences.
He discovered that the passages were shorter, more succinct, and contained much more of the literary style and vocabulary that he had been drawn to.
It was the perfect moment to bring his interest to the fore.
Marlon decided that he wanted to learn more about literature.
He went to his local library and took out a book on literature.
“This was a book that I had never heard of, so I asked around to find a library that had a section on the history of literature,” he recalls.
He looked up a few books on the topic, but none had anything like what he had.
The library that he found did have a section about books about books, but that section was focused on the rise of literature.
But Marlon wanted to find out more.
“As a kid, I used to sit on my mom’s lap, so she would put a book down on my lap,” he remembers.
“She would read it to me and I would listen.
And I was fascinated by it.
She was really excited to get me a book.
And then, one day, she called me and said, ‘Listen to this book.'”
Marlon found a section in the book, and the first thing he did was read the first page.
He immediately started reading.
He felt like he was reading the book that he was so excited to read.
After he finished, Marlons mom got him a book he didn’t recognize.
“It was The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood,” he explains.
“And it was this one book that she’d read a hundred times, and she just said, I can’t believe you’re reading it.”
Marlon went to her mom and said that he could read the book.
“You know what?
I just want to be the one that tells you,” she told him.
“Listen to the story,” she said.
So Marlon read the story.
“So I went to my mom and I said, listen, listen.
This is really important to you, and you have to read it.
It’s important to me.
I’ve got to learn about literature.”
He started reading and listened, and after a while, he found himself hooked.
“He listened to the passage, and it was the most beautiful thing that I’d ever read,” Marlon says.
“There was a whole section of the passage that I didn’t even know existed.”
Marlon’s mom then said, “Well, that’s fine, but I’ve already read this section.”
Marlos mom took him to the library to read the rest of the book and started reading from it.
“My mom told me that she wanted to read to me the entire passage.
And so I started reading, and that was when she told me the whole story,” he continues.
“At that point, I knew that I wanted to be like that person.
That I was going to listen to this person and read what they had to say.”
The show’s second season is now on Hulu.
“The Handmaids Tale” is the first book of the series to be adapted into a television series.
In a statement, Hulu said that it “is proud to be partnering with Marlon with a series of novels that explore themes of power and the role of women and the empowerment of women, as well as the struggles of women in their relationships with their husbands and other family members.”
“The Man in the High Castle,” written by Margaret atwoods, will premiere in 2019.
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