Auntie accompanied me to Mameha’s apartment, where I expressed my gratitude to Mameha and pledged to honor and respect her. An example of the pitch perfect narrative voice in Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.
The past we carry with us forever into the present and that is enough to contend with. Word, you ever unnamed 2nd Mrs. de Winter in the sequel to Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.
‘The old gringo came to Mexico to die.’ An early sentence in The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes. The question? What happened to Ambrose Bierce when he disappeared into Mexico to join Pancho Villa’s rebels? Nobody knows, but Carlos conjures up a possible scenario.
Not for him blushed the rosy-fingered dawn; each day he was awakened by the scarlet claw of sunset. a nice turn of phrase by Herman in his humorous novel, Aurora Dawn.
secular humanist Gaia worshiping tree hugger
She hoped that death would prove less dull and boring than life. A sentence from Christmas Pudding about Philadelphia Bobbin, English upper class teenage girl.
It’s that shallow that far out at the lake’s southern shore.
A cigarette girl, clad in a handful of sequins, tried to sell me a souvenir program. This lovely noir is from Deighton’s The Ipcress File.