This morning, I just read a review of this book that was all praise. It was not only that, but it showed that the reviewer had read the whole book, paid attention to it, and understood it and its sophistication. There are not words to express how good that felt when I read it and how good it still feels. I cannot thank the reviewer enough, but I surely did write to her. The Literary Apothecary.
Every author has his or her own style of writing and some use words, phrases, expressions, sequences of those, in ways that might be foreign to some readers. Naturally! James Joyce’s writing is uncomfortable for some readers, and so is the Bible. I think it’s part of the reading experience to learn. For me, that includes learning about the voice of the author, or the character who is thinking or speaking right there.
Having spent what seems like my whole life reading about times gone by, I am fascinated by history and sometimes just go there in every way. Old voices, old paintings, old ways of saying things. Love it!