29. ruj 2013.

Quote of the Week: The Brides of Rollrock Island

A week ago I have reviewed Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island and then I told you about her beautiful writing. So to prove you that I need some evidence, right? I've got some qoutes and I hope you'll like them. Actually only two because there is no stopping me if I go on.
For the first time in my life had been beautiful, and lovable, whether Potshead people thought so or not. I felt cleansed of the rage and misery that had made up so much of me in pettier company, in prettier. I felt freed to please myself, to find my way as I would, in a world that was much vaster than I had realized before, in which I was put one star-gleam, one wavelet, among multitudes. My happiness mattered not a whit more than the next person’s – or the next fish’s, or the next grass-blade’s! – and not a whit less. How piddling I was, in the general immensity! And how lovely it was to be tiny and alone, to have quickened to living for a moment here, to be destined soon to blink out and let time wash away all the mark and remembrance of me.
and the second one..
All the years to come crowded into that time, and I lived them, long and bitter and empty of him.  The rightness of what I had done, and the wrongness both, they tore at me, and repaired me, and tore again, and neither of them was bearable.
I hope that you'll discover Margo's beautiful style sometime soon.

Until the next time,
 

24 komentara:

  1. Wow. It takes a certain amount of courage (which I don't possess) to read one of Lanagan's books, but that gorgeous prose more than makes up for it! I should totally reconsider and in fact I am. :)
    thanks for sharing!

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    1. We'll search for that courage and you'll have to read them then! I'm telling you, you'll love this one. Thanks Maja :)

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  2. YES, I love these quotes. Langan's prose is so lilting and beautiful, but I think these quotes also capture the essence of the novel beautifully. Wonderful selections, Tanja!(:

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    1. Her writing is really lyrical and I love it :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  3. Wow the writing style is so beautiful! Stringing together words, making them lyrical always gets to me. I'll have to check this one out Tanja :) Thanks for sharing!

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. Yes it's truly beautiful :) I'm glad you like it and I hope you'll read it soon :)

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  4. This does sound amazing and every time I see that cover it makes me want to pick it up!

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  5. Done. I'm sold. This book needs to be in my life.

    Thanks for sharing, Tanja! <33

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  6. This is definitely some writing! I love how absolutely lyrical and smooth-flowing it is, even though there is an abundance of words. Thanks for sharing, hon!

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    1. I couldn't have said it better ;) Thanks dear :)

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  7. Wow, I love the writer's voice, thank you for sharing!

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  8. What gorgeous quotes! Thank you for sharing, Tanja!

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  9. oh wow these quotes are gorgeous! I'm glad that you shared this post with us Tanja as I have a copy of this book somewhere, so you've definitely given me the extra push to give this book a go soon! :)

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    1. I really hope you'll read it soon :) Thanks Jasprit :)

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  10. Seriously love the quotes, great picks! They almost seem like poems. I've been very curious about this book and now that I know I will like the writing style for sure, I will be checking this one out!

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    1. Yes writing is really poetic. I hope you'll get to read this one soon. Thanks :)

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  11. Wow, those two quotes are gorgeous, Tanja. WHY haven't I read this book yet? I don't know! *eyes teetering TBR pile*

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I don't know Wendy. :D LOL I do that a lot :))

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  12. Wow, these are both gorgeous quotes, especially the second one! I've been wanting to read this, and this is the perfect reminder for me to make room in my TBR pile for more beautiful writing from Margo. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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    1. I'm so happy you love them :) You must read it. Thanks :)

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