Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be. Thursday quotables is a feature designed by Bookshelf Fantasies.
My review for this book will be posted later today. Ian McEwan has an amazing way with the English language. His descriptions are almost poetic. As I was reading The Children Act (my first read by Ian McEwan), I was taken back by the words he had put down. Absolutely beautiful...
In the description of one of the characters Mr. McEwan wrote:
It was a long, thin face, ghoulishly pale, but beautiful, with crescents of bruised purple fading delicately to white under the eyes, and full lips that appeared purplish too in the intense light.
My favorite description is the entire books is when our main character is looking out over an old city.
She had a taste for this kind of exuberant tangle of muscular cast iron, of postindustrial steel and glass, of old warehouses teased out of decrepitude into a fantasy youth of coffee shops and bars.
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