Sunday, December 7, 2008

Forever and a day and a few weeks, too.

It does go on forever. Why? Because it's a young adult novel. 'Nuff said. Except for this excerpt: 

"Mary Alice lay with her eyes half closed looking at the curtains again. She had been looking at the curtains for three or four days now. Or perhaps it was three or four weeks. It was hard to be sure. Time had slowed down, come almost to a stop..."

How compelling! All those days and weeks of endless curtain-gazing through half closed eyes. Like the road itself, the action and intrigue go on forever! 

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a reptilian vibe off of Mary Alice.

1 comment:

Robot Nine said...

Beth, I have a new blog, I will sometimes be awarding a Blog of the Day award for blogs that deserve to be seen more. Yours, Judging the Books is the first award winner. I have posted a link in my sidebar and a post describing your blog. Your blog is funny and sends me right back to earlier times, and you pick out such true and funny details. I have a small logo if you wish to post it in your sidebar just emial me and I will send it along. Hopefully some new people will come your way, as Think Tank is linked to Robor Nine and it has dozens of readers! Alan