Monday, November 30, 2009

I Capture the Castle

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Thanksgiving - good food, family, and friends - doesn't get any better. Anyways on the train ride back to Berkeley I had a good six hours of I Capture the Castle. For my first impressions, I would have to say that I enjoy reading Dodie Smith. Her style of writing is very appealing to me. I think it's because she makes the narrator a very realistic character. I like the way Smith reveals the narrator's thoughts as if we could glimpse into her mind. But not only are the narrator's thoughts plentiful, they expose Cassandra's personality. Being a guy, I cannot tell you that I relate to her experiences, but I can understand why she would think a certain way or act a certain way. Like J.K. Rowling said on the front cover, the narrator is one of the most lively ones I have ever read in a book. Smith allows the readers to mentally interact with the narrator and see how the story plays out and why the characters behave the way they do. This is the most fiction I've read at one time since Angels and Demons...which was three years ago.

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