Monday, September 18, 2006
Interesting posts & links; A Map of Glass
A review of the book Artist of Wonderland: The Life, Political Cartoons, and Illustrations of Tenniel arouses my interest.
Bibliotherapy...great post that introduces a cure for so many things. Seems to have worked for SoManyBooks.
Dorothy W. commenting about Courtney's post on review styles. When do reviews get too scholarly?
This link (BBC) is full of fascinating stuff about books, poetry, and a project called "Telling Lives."
I am still so in love with A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart. What lovely prose, what a fascinating journey into the lives of the characters. I read it slowly-- almost like nonfiction-- because, unlike many books where the plot encourages rapid reading, Urquhart's sentences and paragraphs slow me down and encourage me to ponder characters, settings, history, memory. I find myself wanting to linger, not rush to a conclusion.
Will finish The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins today. Really more of a long short story or novella than a full length novel. All the important Gothic elements here AND a Gothic sensibility. Fun, fast reading.