Book Club: The Dress Lodger--Chapter 1
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Join Date: May 2001
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 08:26PM
: 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.