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I’m 52 years old, male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since February 19, 2007. My reading interests include Outdoors; fiction; poetry.
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"I was convinced that man's strongest antagonist is the cold. "
I believe this too! This author is great at descriptions. The shift from one post to the next feels choppy. I wonder how it would feel if I was reading the whole book at once.
I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.
I am aware of the use of land to create mood and tone. Although, when he is introduced to his grandfather, he speaks of "being in awe", however, it is the descriptiveness of any environment that speaks awe, or comfort, or any other tone and mood. This is working for me.
Well, I just started this book and like it already. Her style has that moodiness that I relate to many books I like, such as Doris Lessing or Hardy, or Oates (what's that all about??). She doesn;t seem as depressed as Hardy or Oates though.
I also like the character development of the wife as she has the intelligence, apparently without the honest motivation or drive, and that seems to be a different portrayal of women, since it seems they are so often depicted as totally right or totally stupid...but! I am only at the beginning so I shall wait and see.