The idea of perfection
5 journalers for this copy...
It was subtle and understated. Beautifully written.
lakelady2282 - Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia
blakkat-bne - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Arrietty - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Back to Fushmush then:
SKingList - Japan
When I am around a third of the way through a novel I generally expect there to have been some character interaction and sort of drama or tension but there was none. Sorry to be so harsh but I was very surprised to be so disappointed.
Thank you anyway it was interesting to give it a go but Matthew Condon awaits. Will pm blakkat-bne.
Released 17 yrs ago (1/24/2006 UTC) at
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***UPDATE 07/02/2006*** Started reading this today... like lakelady, I'm finding it rather hard to get into this one though :/
***UPDATE 17/02/2006*** finished reading this while sick at home. I didn't enjoy this one but I battled my way through it. Will send on to the next person ASAP.
Here's why I loved it. Harley (main female character)as a child is reflecting on the quilt cover her gran made from triangles of material cut from men's suits.
"Lying pinned under the weight of the bedcover in the morning, listening to the chooks waking up and Gran clanging Agatha's door, she could lose herself in the pattern. Light, dark. Light, dark. Somehow it wa a comfort. Close up the pattern was harder to see because some of the dark lights were almost the smae as some of the light darks. But even if you were too close to see the pieces were light, dark, light, dark you know that that was what they did. You knew you could count on it being there, whether you could see it or not. Light, dark, light, dark."
So the not-so-perfect quilt with its triangles of dark and light patches is synonymous with the old bent bridge which is bent and imperfect. It is in this setting of light and dark, of concrete and timber that the 2 main characters, rejected by their partners and peers, gravitate towards each other.
Will contact fushmush about where to post it next.