Daily Archives: May 7, 2013

33% done with Jane Eyre

Though I’m not one for romance novels, I get the impression that many a romance novelist has tried to capture the essence of the fire in the bedroom scene. I doubt any of them have ever come close to capturing the perfection of it too.

On another artistic front, while I love the bad weather of the novel, Charlotte loves the pathetic fallacy even more. Everything happens during a storm. King Lear would be proud.

73% done with t zero

t zero

The wordplay in this section is wonderful : petrified means not only frozen in time but also the fear of being eaten by a lion.

What’s more interesting is that Calvino isn’t just telling the story of what happens in one petrified moment in time, but he’s telling the story of an electron – of never inhabiting one place and time – and what that really means.

Great analogy.