"Unusually for a twenty-year-old (The privilege followed from his peculiar situation), Keith was aware that he was going to die. More than that, he knew that when the process began, the only thing that would matter was how it had gone with women. As he lies dying, the man will search his past for love and life. And this is true, I think. Keith was good on the big picture. But the immediate situation, the immediate process-- this he often saw with unreliable eyes."
--Martin Amis "The Pregnant Widow"