Thursday, October 24, 2013

FALL INTO FICTION : Book Picks For The Season

Autumn, glowing with the splendor of bright shades of earthy colors. Brown, the combination of red, yellow, and black, chromatic reflection of a mystical mood. This season and its colors are the epitome of material security and frugal stability. Earth. Wood. Stone. Comforting and stabilizing. More than any other season, Fall has inspired writers' musings and attempts to describe it or borrow from its peculiarity to render a state of the soul, and work, with their words, their story-teller magic. These are some of the most notable and memorable narrative forays into that symbol of harmonious and peaceful decline. Dim shadows and cheerful tones. It's Fall according to wordsmiths Stephen King, P.D. James, J. K. Rowling, Samuel Butler,  Lauren DeStefano, Thomas Wolfe, and  Sarah Dunn. 
"It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. The rich colours of grass and earth were intensified by the mellow light of a sun almost warm enough for spring..." ~P.D. James, A Taste for Death
"Then summer fades and passes, and October comes. Will smell smoke then, and feel an unsuspected sharpness, a thrill of nervous, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure." ~Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again
"I'm dreading fall. It is a terrifying season," he says... "Everything shriveling up and dying." I don't know how to answer. Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had
been saving up all year for the grand finale. I've never thought to be frightened of it." ~Lauren DeStefano, Wither
"And if there are no cars or planes, and if no one's Uncle John is out in the wood lot west of town banging away at a quail or pheasant; if the only sound is the slow beat of your own heart, you can hear another sound, and that is the sound of life winding down to its cyclic close, waiting for the first winter snow to perform last rites." ~Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot  
"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." ~Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple..." ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"It was one of those perfect New York October afternoons, when the explosion of oranges and yellows against the bright blue sky makes you feel like your life is passing through your fingers, that you've felt this autumn-feeling before and you'll probably get to feel it again, but one day you won't anymore, because you'll be dead." ~Sarah Dunn, Secrets to Happiness 

My book picks for the season 

Mad About The Boy (Bridget Jones #3) by Helen Fielding

The Theory Of Opposites by Allison Winn-Scotch

Thursdays In The Park by Hilary Boyd

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 Teatime For The Firefly by Shona Patel

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

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