In Love with Sentences

We’re struck that two reviews this week expressed their love for sentences.

The lead review in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly singles out several favorite phrases from the memoir, House of Prayer No. 2 by Mark Richard, who, says the reviewer, writes “effortlessly killer prose.”

Earlier this week, Dwight Garner, threatened to fill his review of another memoir, Day of Honey, with the author’s “sensual, smart, wired-up” sentences.

Maybe Stanley Fish has made reviewers more attuned to sentences, with his book How to Write a Sentence and his contest for readers favorites.

It seems to work; both reviews make you want to get your hands on the books as soon as possible.

House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s Journey Home
Mark Richard
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese – (2011-02-15)
ISBN / EAN: 038551302X / 9780385513029


Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
Annia Ciezadlo
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Free Press – (2011-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 1416583939 / 9781416583936

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