I could almost hear my father or grandmother telling me these sorts of stories woven from oral tradition.
Damn. This was fantastic.
What I enjoyed a lot of the story is the main character, Tea, has powerful skills, so powerful she raises her dead brother from the grave without realizing it, and yet though people celebrate her, they also turn their backs on her.
I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, and it's my favorite so far this year. Poignant, rich, and haunting, it deserves all the hype it's gotten, and more.
This book is phenomenal. Not only does it provide pages of different emotional wounds and their elements, but it gives you psychological feel to all of them. I noted a number of wounds that I was already building up in a character I'm writing about, but this book has helped me think more deeply about … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
If there was a musical equivalent, it would be a hint of Myrkur's haunting vocals coupled with the feel of the moors in Wuthering Heights.
I cried reading a thriller.
Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure is a beautiful telling of some of the history of Palmyra, Syria, and a telling that respected its unique culture and the beauty and loss of its ancient artifacts at the hands of ISIS.