Oct 20, 2010

Preparation and reminiscence

Out Stealing Horses is one of those stories that linger over you for a good while after they end.  It's about an old man preparing for winter and  remembering a particular summer as a boy.  I loved that both time periods had equal weight and flow.  It's full of many gorgeous words and descriptions.  When the tale was in winter, I felt the chill and sluggishness.  The summer memory was equally up to the task.  It just felt so perfectly balanced and right.  I feel like I'm having a hard time shaking this one.  It's a 9 by my scale.

I can't resist leaving you with a quote. 

If I just concentrate I can walk into memory's store and find the right shelf with the right film and disappear into it.

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