The Written Word

From Libba Bray’s The Sweet Far Thing (which I must admit I liked a lot more than I thought I would):

We create the illusions we need to go on.  And one day, when they no longer dazzle or comfort, we tear them down, brick by glittering brick, until we are left with nothing but the bright light of honesty.  The light is liberating.  Necessary.  Terrifying.  We stand naked and emptied before it.  And when it is too much for our eyes to take, we build a new illusion to shield us from its relentless truth.

All in all, the book was surprisingly…. feminist.

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2 Comments on “The Written Word”

  1. Herald_Mage Says:

    Heh. I’m glad you liked it. Did you end up reading any more of the others?

  2. Dennis Says:

    Nope, aside from the first half of Rebel Angels, that was it.

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