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.