#sundaysentence Archive

The plague

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.” There’s no cure for the hungry plague, but in the end the plague becomes its own cure. M.R. Carey, The Girl with all the Gifts   Related articles The Girl with
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The Final Silence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.” “What use was a prayer?” Stuart Neville, The Final Silence Related articles 2015 Edgar Award Nominations Revealed A cache of crime writers Traveler’s Guide to Belfast, Ireland
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To be a knife

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.” “What a pleasant thing it would be to be a knife, always eager to take the path of least resistance, always drawn to the weak points, falling through tendons and skin
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Authority

  In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.” “Control had the feeling he did not want to see the rooms the hardware techs worked in, the miserable languishing corpses of the computers of past decades, the chaotic unintentional
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The Willows

In which I take part in David Abrams’ #Sundaysentence, sharing a well-crafted sentence I’ve read this week, without introduction or explanation. And when I turned my eyes again from his ghastly face to the river, the current had done its work, and the body had been swept away into midstream and was already beyond our
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Under the Skin

In which I take part in David Abram’s weekly Sunday Sentence, taking a sentence from a book I’m reading. This one is from the astonishing, disturbing, strange and completely wonderful Under the Skin by Michel Faber: “The vodsel’s eyes were wild with fear, and the barbed-wire fence was only waist-high, but their frozen and lacerated legs, weighed
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