Lark Benobi's Reviews > A Fairly Good Time: with Green Water, Green Sky
A Fairly Good Time: with Green Water, Green Sky
This is the best-written book I've read this year. Not my favorite book, but the book where every sentence was so alarmingly perfect that I needed to stop and give a little gasp and read it again, and maybe once more after that. Sometimes writers who write this exquisitely at the sentence-level are called 'writers' writers' but that's not what I'm talking about. This isn't beautiful sentence-level prose for its own sake. It's not over polished gem-like writing. It's perfect writing. The sentences are not only beautiful in their shape and vocabulary choice but they convey great meaning in each condensed space from the first Capital Letter to the Period at the end. They tell the story. They reveal the character. They move the story forward. And they delight. All at once. I would say it is timeless writing, too, in that it's so uniquely hers and nobody else writes like this. It's short. I hope you find time for it soon.
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October 17, 2018 – Shelved
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: bnbrbs
October 18, 2018 – Started Reading
October 29, 2018 –4.0% "To think that when you were on the way I believed you were a tumor! But you were you--oh, very much so.
November 17, 2018 – Shelved as: uk
November 17, 2018 – Finished Reading