Thursday, September 23, 2004

My thoughts on book "I'm not scared," by Niccolo Ammaniti ...

I must admit that I found this book confusing. It seemed as though we only had a sliver of information. However this quality made it a real page turner. What was going to be revealed? Will it all fit together?

I didn't have any preconceptions going into this novel. And that's how I love it. This afternoon I checked other reviews that confirmed my emotions.

I guess life is not black and white so why should Michele's story be so clear. I admire Michele's courage. Enough said otherwise it will be a spoiler.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

I collect quotes for my sig file. When I read books I own, or those I have obtained via bookray, I copy the quotes into a journal entry. I didn't have a system for keeping quotes from library books. In the middle of the night I had a harebrained idea to make a journal entry here for such books.

These are from "I'm not scared," by Niccolo Ammaniti, c. 2001 -- library book

That morning the clouds had appeared. They ran swiftly across a faded sky throwing black patches on the wheatfields and clung onto their rain, carrying it off somewhere else. p63

On her nose she had some thick specs that made her eyes as small as a fisherman's sinkers. p119