Friday, September 30, 2011

Reading: The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

Have you ever gone back to reread a book you really enjoyed and can't remember why you liked it so much?

This has happened to me these past few weeks with The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman. I still remember the details of the story that struck a chord with me the first time I read it, most of which I have not reached yet.

However, it is her style of writing that has surprised me so much this time around. It seems as if, so far, she writes as a narrator might narrate a movie, easing into her story slowly—something that isn't too bothersome when the narrator is constrained by time to keep it short, but can feel tedious when it takes over forty pages.

Perhaps as I get into it farther, I will again appreciate the way she approaches her story; right now, I'm rueful that this particular book made the trek across country with me.

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