Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Sentence: Flight Behavior

Sunday Sentence highlights the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, out of context and without commentary.

"He'd said good night as if they were friends parting ways, then rolled to his side and slept the sleep of a mountain range while she stared at the black air, dividing the river of her desperation into rivulets until some of them seemed navigable." 
Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kinssolver
Loc 6538 (85%)

10 comments:

  1. I love Kingsolver so I'm looking forward to this book!

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  2. Excellent writing, as always with Kingsolver.

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  3. Her words always pack such a punch.

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  4. oh my goodness, that's powerful...and sad! I have never read her; thanks for the introduction.

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  5. "...sleep of a mountain range..." -- I love that characterization, despite how sad the sentence is.

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  6. Oh, Kingsolver is such a wonder writer!

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  7. Can't wait to read this one.

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  8. Although I've been disappointed with a couple of her books, her writing is always lovely.

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  9. Great and beautiful sentence! I am not much of a Kingsolver fan, but she does craft wonderful sentences.

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  10. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Gave it 4.75/5 rating. She can get a bit preachy, but her writing is exquisite.

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