I am fourteen pages into this book and I love it. The author uses such rich, vivid imagery. Listen to this:
“As the dog awakens, the city awakens. Crust on its windshields and hungry. Snorting plumes of frustration in the harbor. Scratching its traffic on the expressway. Bone cold and grouchy, from the toes of its stadiums to the strands of its El.” -Marie-Helene Bertino
So far, this is one of those books you have to digest, to swish the words around in your mouth so you can fully appreciate every syllable. Can’t you just taste the grouchiness of the city?
I’ll let you know if I still love it by the time I’m finished.
Enjoy your Thursday!