07-12-2007 05:46 PM
"Before long, Angelica's metamorphosis accelerated: her hair crossed forests of chestnut to arrive at fields of jet, and over the cold northern seawater of her eyes swept slicks of Italian ink."
07-13-2007 08:06 AM
07-18-2007 03:28 PM
These are not exact, but "Constance was prone to being in a prone position." "He condescendingly thanked me for my condescension." "He was in extremis, and so no solution could be too extreme."
I also suspect that Third's "usual haunts" is a pun, but I can't say for sure yet.
07-29-2007 08:56 PM
"Have you never wondered, dear, why it is we should appear to glide? Surely they have told you that in your life. 'Women should glide.' It is simple. If we glide, then we have no legs. And if we have no legs, men need not be tormented by the thought of our legs." ... "Anywhere that women live free of men," Anne said, "they live with legs."
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.