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Old 10-23-2001, 02:26 PM   #9
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Default Book Club: The Dress Lodger--Chapter 1

So--I just finished Chpt 1 (after being up til 2 last night to finish off my other book [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img])

I really like her style of writing and drawing the reader in. Like Mar said, I feel like I'm there. I thought it was very effective how she opened, it was almost as though there was an empty stage and the various characters/stalls etc just appeared.
I like her use of color--esp her description of the blue dress, and how the blue was compared to theater productions of natural events, which emphasizes how industrialized/urbanized the setting is.

Mixxed feelings about her calling the reader 'you' and a character in the story--it's a neat idea, and does draw me in to the story, however, it feels almost like an cheap artifice...I guess I'll have to see how it continues, if it does.

Anyone else?
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