“…sweet old bitch…”

March 1, 2010 § 4 Comments

I haven’t been reading enough, so have been closely following book reviews to see if I can rekindle my interest. Recently I started Pete Dexter’s Spooner. Here’s the sentence that stopped me cold today (and writers will doubly appreciate it):

“For the previous half hour, Spooner had been nosing back and forth, over this same bad sentence, poking here and poking there, like some sweet old bitch trying to rouse the still puppy in her litter…”

The book is filled with brilliance. Read, and read Spooner. Soon.

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