January 19, 2012
When you are reading a story of the South, you know you are in for a treat regarding names of characters. Grandma Edna, Pike, Seamus, Dudley, Betsy Lou Buttercup, Thomas Tierney, and Dixie Craft (a man), are just some of the names from the novel.
A few passages from the book I enjoyed:
“‘Listen to this, ‘Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin.'”
I stared at him not knowing what to say. I knew he was referring to the McLaughlin family and what he had just said made sense, though I couldn’t have told you why.
“F. Scott Fitzgerald,” he said.
“Who’s he?” I asked.
“A great writer,” he said. “Like Joyce and James and Keats.”
As Dixie watched Patrick Toulouse grow taller every year, I knew he was still searching for gold, for a telltale similarity. I knew what he was thinking, what he still hoped to find. I knew, but I avoided the subject like a discussion of democracy with Fidel Castro.
I want to paint lines and circles and force the realm of reality. I don’t want my paintings to look like anything anyone else could ever paint. I want my inner vision exposed on canvas, splattered in color, for my vision is uniquely mine, but it is open to interpretation, not like a stupid static barn, which can only be what it is–a stupid static barn.
Previous and future tour participants include:
Library of Clean Reads July 9 Review
Library of Clean Reads July 10 Interview
From Isi July 10 Review
I Feel So Unnecessary July 11 Review
Silver’s Reviews July 12 Review
Girl Who Reads July 15 Interview
A Book & A Lattee July 16 Review
Romance & Inspiration July 17 Review
The Eclectic Reader July 19 Review & Giveaway
Joy Story July 22 Review
Faerie Tale Books July 23 Review, Guest Post & Giveaway
Reading Renee July 25 Review
VW Stitcher July 30 Review
Maniac Mama of 2 July 31 Review
M. Denise C. Aug 1 Review