Knowing the End Changes Things

I’m in the middle of reading a book again. I’ve read it once before, so I know that a main character is killed toward the end of the book. The entire experience is different. Every conversation has different undertones, and no matter how much I’d prefer to be in the dark, the end I know is coming over shadows the plot.

I was struck again by the fact that I have read Revelation. I know the end. That fact should overshadow the rest of my life.