I see my mind as a tapestry woven through with memories, dreams and thoughts.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Tuesday Taster

On the front cover of this novel is a quote:
'A superbly crafted novel ....'

And so it is.
I have just finished reading 'The Art of Falling' by Deborah Lawrenson for the second time and it is as poignant the second time around as the first.
For me, it encapsulates the qualities that hold a story close to my heart; the words chosen and the style in which they are crafted to draw in the reader and keep them spellbound until the final sentence.




Here is an excerpt -

'Some of these people actually knew him. They knew him as he had been and they wanted a triumphant end to the story, not this inconclusive, cowardly diminishment of their heroic young soldier.
She puts her head down. 'I'm sorry.'
She will not cry. She senses the embarassment around the table, hears the rustle of napkins and the muffled sound of glasses replaced on the cloth.
The Massimo is speaking. 'He was here.''

From 'The Art of Falling' by Deborah Lawrenson

17 comments:

Spangle said...

I'm looking to buy Deborah Lawrenson's latest novel 'The Lantern'.

If it's anything like this except from 'The Art Of Falling', it's going to be a good read.

aguja said...

Have ordered it. Have high hopes of it, too.

T Opdycke said...

"They knew him as he had been and they wanted a triumphant end to the story..." This is a great example of how one sentence can get a reader to ask many questions and want to continue.

aguja said...

Agreed!

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Oh! What a lovely surprise - thank you so much! I haven't had much blogging time lately, but I'm so glad I was having a little scroll just now through the blogs I follow. Hope you like the new one too.

Style, She Wrote said...

Thanks for posting! I'm intrigued. xo style, she wrote

Dana Paramita said...

it sounds amazing :)
anyway check mine if you have a chance sweety :)

hello behel

aguja said...

Thank you all. DDo look out for Deborah's work ... you will not be disappointed.
Deborah - you deserve the recognition and I know that it ios not easily gained.
Dana - will pass by!

zizi bloom said...

thank you for your sweet comment!!

Kristin H said...

maybe a great summer read?

tinajo said...

Hm, I may have to find this! :-)

Katie said...

I've been looking for a new book to try, thanks for the suggestion! xo

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I am adding this book to my list RIGHT NOW.
And thank you for your comment, it was definitely one of the nicest comments I've ever gotten. Austin is an amazing city and I'm glad I can bring a little piece to you, even if it's in the form of a blog post.
Take care!

aguja said...

Thank you all for your comments ... and I enjoy reading your posts, too. I would definitely recommend the book.
Keep posting!

little t said...

Thank you- adding it to my reading list.

aguja said...

Thank you for stopping by ... and I don't think that you will be disappointed.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a "must read". Need to check it out in more detail.