molten consciousness

Discussion in 'English Only' started by jacdac, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:40 PM.

  1. jacdac

    jacdac Senior Member

    At the moment the words penetrate Sophie’s molten consciousness, Callum shoves her away from him, and it’s like being wrenched awake from a beautiful dream by a shrieking alarm clock.
    Source: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
    Context: At a public celebration, being infatuated with Callum, Sophie is swooned. As he is kissing her, they heard that some woman is having some sort of fit - an allergic reaction.

    What does molten consciousness mean? some transcendental state of oneness?

    Thank you.
  2. The Newt

    The Newt Senior Member

    USA / EEUU
    English - US
    The idea is probably something like "foggy consciousness." In other words, she's dazed.

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