aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

One book I’m gaga about!

My latest review for the Oregonian begins: “There are two secrets about writing that authors don't like to discuss. One is that the more you write, the less you like to read. Since loving to read is probably what got you started writing in the first place, that's a huge loss. But over time, expository dialogue, long stretches of narrative and characters who are clearly empty-headed marionettes dancing to the author's tune become all too easy to spot.

"The second secret is that occasionally a novel comes along that makes you fall in love with books all over again. And like any lover, you're jealous -- jealous that this wonderful book was created by someone else.
For me this year, that book is Attica Locke's Black Water Rising."

Read more here.

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