Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: A Drowned Maiden's Hair

It's funny, this book seems to be a quick read; the language is seamless and the story and characters are very engaging. But I am not making a lot of headway -- I had expected to be finished it by now. I think it's more to do with a lack of reading time than the story itself. That said, I'm also savouring this story a bit, letting it roll around in my head.

A Drowned Maiden's Hair was recommended to me by Mandy over at edge of seventeen, and she was dead on -- this is a book that deserves a lot more attention than it has gotten. I had never heard of it or of Laura Amy Schlitz before she passed it to me, and I am sorry I'd missed it before. Atmospheric, suspenseful, and often amusing, with a unique and wonderful main character. It is billed as a melodrama, and it has a distinctly gothic feel, and I'm thinking I will recommend it to my younger cousin who is a fan of Anne of Green Gables once I am done with it. Schlitz's writing style is smooth and a pleasure to read.

From A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz, p234:
Maud could have wept with frustration. Outside the window, the trees were bending, and angry raindrops spattered the dust, leaving it pockmarked.

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.

7 comments:

Suko said...

This does sound like it would be a pleasure to read!

I have a new giveaway on my blog--stop by when you can! :)

gautami tripathy said...

It sure seems like a good book.

Teaser Tuesdays: Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy

Book Bird Dog said...

I like the title.

celi.a said...

This sounds like something I'd like! I'll have to check it out. Love the description in that teaser - I can see it in my mind's eye. Great choice!

Thanks for coming by my blog earlier, as well! :)

kiirstin said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by! I'll have a review of this one in a bit.

Phyl said...

That sounds beautiful. And I'm really arrested by the "pockmarked" description.

kiirstin said...

Phyl - It is a lovely little book... I'll be reviewing it shortly.