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Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard
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Jan 21, 10

Read in January, 2010

I read this much too fast and will read it again soon.

I feel like Dillard's work, and this book in particular, is to writing what impressionism is to painting. I don't always get it, but I love it. I wish I could write like her.

She lost me at points, but blew me away at others. Not a long enough book to get bogged down in either. Must be I am trying to sell my favorite authors tonight, but I feel like this one would be a decent taste of Dillard for those who can't quite get into her otherwise: short, enough rewarding images and accessible passages to make it worth it.

I love this, about 10 pages in, out of nowhere and it's own paragraph:
"Nothing is going to happen in this book. There is only a little violence here and there in the language at the corner where eternity clips time."
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Liza I feel the same way-I don't always get her, but I love what I do get.


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