Today’s quotes comes from Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Piccoult.
If you have no idea what this segement is about, read this post.)
“I spent the main course being choked by fear of the unknown, which lurked in the corners of the dining room with the stale breath and slitted eyes of a wolf.”
“Nicholas’s stare turned dark and shuttered.”
“He came to stand in front of me and placed his hand, cold, on my shoulder.”
“He could feel Paige’s shoulder relax beneath his hands. Suddenly she started talking, the words tumbling out of her mouth.”
“My throat seemed to swell up with a pain more raw than childbirth.”
Why do I like them?
While I might have a few gripes about Jodi’s writing style (which is often OTT), she definitely knows how to capture her characters’ emotions on the page.
With the first quote, I know that feeling of hovering fear all too well and likening it to a wolf seems quite apt to me.
The rest of the quotes convey the scenes’ emotions without needing to state them. I believe they describe (in order): distrust, intimidation, relief and grief. Do you agree?
What do you think of these snippets? Like them? Hate them? Indifferent?