Thursday, November 29, 2012

"The Black Arrow", by Robert Louis Stevenson

I've been enjoying this book for the last week or so, taking special pleasure in Stevenson's wonderfully surprising uses of imagery. He truly loves to give readers clear and colorful pictures, often involving surprising juxtapositions -- flowers next to dead bodies, butterflies hovering over a sleeping forester.  He also has a keen ear for the music of words. His sentences often flow like songs.

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