Monday, October 11, 2010
Room With A View
During my downtime, I did quite a bit of writing (no big surprise) and a lot of reading. I've been into the books of Laurie Halse Anderson lately, especially after reading SPEAK. I just finished WINTERGIRLS, a tough read for lots of reasons. My review is posted on Goodreads. I also downloaded Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER to my nook and have begun rereading it. It's one of my fav books and I was in the mood for a little time travel escapism.
Anyway, reading WINTERGIRLS, I started thinking a lot about "voice" in books. WINTERGIRLS is loaded with it. Anderson likes to write in present tense, first person, and I love the chances she takes with writing style. There is voice on every page, in every sentence of her novels. How do you know there is "voice" in a book, either as a writer or a reader? What does "voice" mean to you?
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