My current reading has been in “The Toss of a Lemon” by Padma Viswanathan a profoundly interesting book about another culture, that of Brahmin. Two recently read sentences are:
“The humble folk trip back to their relatives’, four doors down the street, for snacks and happy anticipation of their consultation with the auspicious young man, who also has some fame as an astrologer.
“At that strange hour that gives the impression of light even though each figure is masked by darkness, Sivakami’s father, with two of the male relatives, finds Hanumarathnam on his veranda.”
My own writing has been of late non-fiction in history articles, although I have managed to write a little on my current WIP Keeper 2, a dark fantasy. Three recently written draft sentences are: “Salathiel peered into the pool of clear water atop the pedestal. At first he saw nothing, then a shadowed movement formed into the image of a face. A face he had seen before, but only in his dreams.”
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Friday's Forgotten Books, Friday, March 7, 2014
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