Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Persephone Update 4
h j elliot, a future blogger, sent me a link to her review of Every Eye by Isobel English and I hope she won't mind if I actually feature it as a guest review:
This is a gem of a book. The story of a woman on her belated honeymoon. From this start, we glean knowledge of her childhood and young womanhood in flashbacks. Her observations stunning and descriptions marvelously vivid. We are there, traveling in the train with her, arriving in Paris, Barcelona, Ibiza, slightly disheveled and trying to recall the language. The relationships and outlook, honest:
"...at least we had the barren fields of our incompatibility between us, which made us better than strangers."
"Quite soon the day is over, and we have fashioned it from its grey beginning into something iridescent and unique."
Another one for the wishlist! This week is adding exponentially to my wishlist and to my immediate reading list ... not that I am complaining, much.
Many thanks to h j elliot for the insight into what looks like another delightful Persephone.