Memorable Writing: Far From the Madding Crowd

Not long ago I posted my review of Hardy's masterpiece (and the 2015 movie adaptation), so I will not bore you with repetitions about my opinion and what I liked and what I did not like, yada yada yada. This post is just a collection of excerpts that impressed me with writing style and at times surprised …

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Stephen King’s On Writing – The Takeaways

This is ridiculous - reviewing Stephen King's master advice on how to write? Seriously, this constant current of feedback is what's wrong with the world today. Everyone can review everything, although some (in all honesty - most) people are just not equipped to say anything substantial; to meaningfully add to the discussion; to not embarrass themselves. One of them is me …

Memorable Writing: Drums of Autumn (Part 1)

When I picked up Outlander, I expected an enjoyable romance, where I had the legit right to imagine hunk Sam Heughan as protagonist. I did not expect a writing lesson or public bursts of laughter that made me look like a crazy person; but I got both. And thank God! (or rather - thank you, Diana Gabaldon!) …

Memorable Writing: Americanah

I picked up Half of a Yellow Sun by chance seven years ago, unaware of the rare literary talent that is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her writing style mesmerized my aspiring-writer brain and, well, filled me with apprehension. How could I ever become that good? Just because I found out about Adichie by chance, does not …

Memorable Writing: Endless Love

                    I am completely and utterly fascinated by Scott Spencer's celebrated coming-of-age novel Endless Love (which has very little to do with the movie with Alex Pettyfer, by the way). Sincere and intense, the book is hard to put down. The writing won me over from the start - the narrative …