Reader Question: Is any exposition scene a “crock of sh*t”?

  • Andy describes his wife
  • He confesses to ‘killing’ her
  • He tells Red where he’d go if he ever gets out of prison (“Zihuatanjo”)
  • He talks about what the Mexicans say about the Pacific
  • He tells Red how he’d buy a hotel on the beach there
  • He tells Red how he get an old boat, fix it up, and do charter fishing
  • He tells Red about a hayfield near Buxton
  • He tells Red how he proposed to his wife after making love to her in that field
  • He tells Red to go there — if he ever gets out of prison — and look for a piece of volcanic glass
  • He tells Red there is something buried there he wants Red to have.

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