Daily Archives: June 8, 2013

page 53 of 296 of The Lost Steps

There’s (hardly) no dialog in this novel, it’s all 1st person observation.

Aside from a few minor descriptions Alejo doesn’t punch with the full weight of his writing until we first land in the city. Where before everything seemed moldy and confused, here in the heat everything comes to life. Our main character truly has no love left for anything modern.

Truth and lies will be the main themes explored here.

11% done with Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Lawrence sets the stage with a bit of historical background of the conflict between the Turks and the Arabs. He then explains how he came to meet Prince Faisal after tricking the English into letting him go.

The road to Faisal is pretty much biblical and we learn about the customs and the geography of these people. Everything is old.

The first real line of dialogue “You’re a long way from Damascus” is perfect.