July 21, 2013

snippets, 7-21-2013

So this was Sorrow. Sorrow smelt of carnations and cellar rats and potato salad...Sorrow separated you from everyone else and Sorrow was a puzzle with no answer. Sorrow wasn't bad or good; it was just there making each person strange and lonely.

-Dawn Powell, My Home is Far Away

Highly recommended.


  1. AnonymousJuly 22, 2013

    I am reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close--
    saw the movie a while back--and I must say, the movie
    was incredibly well done. The book is sorta wacky--and
    has a whole other story imbedded about the grandparents.
    The movie people did a nice job of pulling the boy's storyline

  2. I think I'll skip that one. I've read a couple of his shorter pieces and saw Everything Is Illuminated. Not my cup of tea, I guess.

  3. AnonymousJuly 22, 2013

    Did not read or see that, but Exceedingly...movie is well done (probably not by the author).