My Latest Novel Purchase

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So I really like books but sadly it has been a really long time since one jumped off the shelf at me.  Until a couple of days ago.  I am pretty sure it was fate.  The book to which I am referring is The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright.

I am 38 pages in and I do not regret my purchase one bit.  The title seemed to have screamed at me from the shelf and when saw the title, I felt that tingle of fate and I knew.  I knew I would be buying this book even though I had yet to read the back and yet to read the first sentence.

I find that the first sentence of a novel, tells you all you need to know.  Maybe that’s a bit harsh but that is how I know it is a good book.  The first sentence gives me the flavour of the author’s writing and the texture in which they like to write their stories.  A book that did this very well, and my very favourite book up to date, was The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.  It was so good that I could not find any new books to read because they no longer seemed worthy.  So now that I have miraculously found this one, I have hope.  I feel like this novel may possibly give me that same satisfaction that The Gargoyle did, and if not I feel like it will be somewhere close.

I am very excited to enjoy the journey of this novel and even more excited to let everyone know whether or not I end up deeming it worthy.

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