Thursday, August 7, 2014

Life Drawing by Robin Black

Every once in awhile I read a book where I just want to get out a highlighter and mark every other line because the writing is simply that gorgeous, insightful, perceptive, and unique. That's how I felt about Life Drawing, everyone. It was so nice to be able to read a book and just sort of want to roll around in how absolutely gorgeous the words were. I feel like by saying that I make it sound like it was flowery or something, but that's not what I mean--I mean that it felt true.

And the story was interesting as well. The story is the kind where something happens but it's the intensity of the characters that really carry it. Maybe this is a story that could happen to anyone, but it's interesting to read because you find something true there. Because life it's in particular messiness and with its particular consequences and joys and pains and hurts that resonates so strongly.

I guess you could say it's a story about marriage, or a story about creating art, or a story about infidelity because it is most certainly about all of those things. A short plot summary is that it's the story about a middle aged couple, both artists, who live in seclusion until a new neighbor moves in and that changes everything as new relationships are formed and secrets shared.

Anyway, I received an ARC through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers and I definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good read :)


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