Teaser Tuesdays: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. The idea is to open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. And try not to include spoilers!

flight

I’m only in the early chapters, but I think I may need to add this audiobook to the list I posted the other day of greatest narrations I’ve encountered. As with The Lacuna, Kingsolver’s voice really makes the story. She has a measured pace and a way of luxuriating in the words she’s written that makes this a very pleasurable experience, and brings her story to life. I like these lines:

He lived in a mobile home with his mother and spent weekends doing the things that interested males of that age, mixing beer and chain saws, beer and target shooting. There was no excuse for going off the deep end over someone who might or might not legally be buying his own six-packs.

Boys will be boys, yes?

3 Responses

  1. I have had this to read for months and haven’t gotten to it yet, but I absolutely love everything else Kingsolver has ever written.

  2. […] Teaser Tuesdays: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver […]

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