Monday, March 24, 2008

"The Vintner's Luck" Elizabeth Knox

Why I read it: I had finished the last demon book, and I didn't have anything else out of the library. That meant I got to choose from the books lying around. Nothing had a deadline.


I had originally asked for this for Christmas. My younger sister got it for me, and as is a tradition in my family, she started reading it before giving it to me (you may remember, I read "the Fifth Child" by Doris Lessing under the same pretense). She didn't finish it. She said something like "Meh." Maybe it wasn't her thing.


What I liked: So much. It took me two days to read. The story has reallly stuck with me, and I think about it while I'm walking around. It starts in I think (memory) 1806, when Sobran first meets the angel Xas. Each chapter is a different year, and some of them are only one sentence long, but some of them are 20-30 pages. It goes until the end of Sobran's life, when he has learned a lot about his own particular guardian angel, who gives him advice starting at their first meeting. Some of that advice is better, some is worse, because Xas has left out some important details of his status.


What I hated: The ending was sad.


What I can steal: I wish I could write like this. The book reminded me, maybe illogically, of "The English Patient". I don't know if that would make sense to someone else. They take place in different places, in different times, with different types and sets of characters, but they seemed of a type. Maybe I could steal the one-year, one-chapter thing. The problem of stealing would be that I would know.

2 comments:

黃立行Paul said...

That's actually really cool!亂倫,戀愛ING,免費視訊聊天,視訊聊天,成人短片,美女交友,美女遊戲,18禁,
三級片,後宮電影院,85cc,免費影片,線上遊戲,色情遊戲,日本a片,美女,成人圖片區,avdvd,色情遊戲,情色貼圖,女優,偷拍,情色視訊,愛情小說,85cc成人片,成人貼圖站,成人論壇,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,免費a片,視訊美女,視訊做愛,免費視訊,伊莉討論區,sogo論壇,台灣論壇,plus論壇,維克斯論壇,情色論壇,性感影片,正妹,走光,色遊戲,情色自拍,kk俱樂部,好玩遊戲,免費遊戲,貼圖區,好玩遊戲區,中部人聊天室,情色視訊聊天室,聊天室ut,成人遊戲,免費成人影片,成人光碟,情色遊戲,情色a片,情色網,成人圖片區

日月神教-向左使 said...

AV,無碼,a片免費看,自拍貼圖,伊莉,微風論壇,成人聊天室,成人電影,成人文學,成人貼圖區,成人網站,一葉情貼圖片區,色情漫畫,言情小說,情色論壇,臺灣情色網,色情影片,色情,成人影城,080視訊聊天室,a片,A漫,h漫,麗的色遊戲,同志色教館,AV女優,SEX,咆哮小老鼠,85cc免費影片,正妹牆,ut聊天室,豆豆聊天室,聊天室,情色小說,aio,成人,微風成人,做愛,成人貼圖,18成人,嘟嘟成人網,aio交友愛情館,情色文學,色情小說,色情網站,情色,A片下載,嘟嘟情人色網,成人影片,成人圖片,成人文章,成人小說,成人漫畫,視訊聊天室,性愛,色情,080苗栗人聊天室,免費a片,視訊美女