2021-06-30 05:35:19 UTC
I am reading the incredible (in every sense) "Still Life" by Sara Winman
and came across this sentence " The faint slither of daylight creeping
through an occasional broken slat."
I recoiled in horror, but then read it again and I think she meant to
associate slither with creeping, and she does use sliver correctly
elsewhere. She is a very fine writer, so I would be surprised if it
wasn't deliberate and the book is full of little gems like this either
funny or shocking or both. e.g.
"She settled down on the sun-lounger and thought about Marcello
Mastroianni. If she'd been alone, she'd have run an ice cube up the
inside of her thigh and popped it in."
I had to read that twice to make sure I wasn't doing a BrritSki :)
And elsewhere when talking about a dog-walker being struck by lightning
"What happened to the dog"
"No, that was the name of the dog"
The whole beach heard me laugh at that one :)))
A beautiful book, even if there's lots that is unbelievable such as the
beautifully apposite sayings of the parrot.
For all lovers of Italy (especially Florence), art, life, family and