Thursday, June 13, 2013

Revisiting a few good novels

In preparation for next week's WIFYR conference, I've been revisiting a couple of novels I plan to discuss in class--Carol Williams' THE CHOSEN ONE and Matt Kirby's ICEFALL. I recommend both without reservation. I'm particularly taken with Matt's book right now. I think it's just so very good on so many levels. I like the story and the characters, yes. But what impresses me most is Matt's prose. It's gorgeous. And yet it doesn't draw undue attention to itself. That is a much harder thing to pull off than one might suspect. And now. Switching gears. I just want to say something. Something I have said here before, which is this: thank you, Blog Readers, for your comments and your visits. I do not take you for granted. Or granite. Which is what we used to say in Utah County before we got all sophisticated.

6 comments:

shelley said...

I love both of Matt's books, but Icefall is definitely my favorite!

radagast said...

I'm very much enjoying your daily (ish :) ) blog posts, Ann! Keep 'em coming.

James said...

I take things for granite all the time. Will check out Icefall.

Anne said...

I wish I had granite counter tops.

Kim Woodruff said...

Those are two of my favorite books!

Megan said...

You don't know me Ann, but I feel like I know you because I've been reading your stuff for years. Someday, I want my blog to be as funny as yours. I recently read aloud to my husband your post about your vegetarian missionary son eating meat for the Lord in Chile and we laughed ourselves silly. I'm looking forward to attending your class at the Solstice Writers' Retreat.