Wednesday, July 8, 2009
From "Cost" by Roxana Robinson
I just started reading Cost by Roxana Robinson, and am thoroughly enjoying the slower pace, after my recent bout of MG adventure books. It feels so luxurious to pay attention to whatever the author brings to the fore: the setting, (if you knew me as a reader and writer, you'd know I am not a big setting person) the ruminations and yes, even back story.
Anyway, I am only at the beginning and plan to take my time savoring the experience, but here is a sentence that I wish I'd written. It's from the point of view of Edward, an 80+ year-old man.
Hearing about other people's lives was either tedious or frustrating; they made so many mistakes.
Doesn't that just tell you a million things about his character?