Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sentences

Reading Lolita (finally...), I came across the following sentence which I think is worth sharing:

"My heart beat like a drum as she sat down, cool skirt ballooning, subsiding, on the sofa next to me, and played with her glossy fruit. She tossed it up into the sun-dusted air, and caught it-it made a cupped polished plop"
Love that ravishing 'sun-dusted'. I suspect I'm going to be saying that quite a bit. Although I probably won't say it's a quote from a fictional pederast...

1 comment:

Jason said...

Humbert. Humbert. Humbug. Why does everyone deride thee, when despite your despicable pervery, you write such beautiful prose to describe your infatuation with this... well, child? A truly great book, disturbing and beautiful that addresses the male fixation with innocence and how that innocence never lasts. Dolores Haze, I hardly knew ye.