The Ancients stayed close to Nature, thought with her, and without extraordinary contrivances, they played with matter.
--R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
I burned straight through this book. From the opening chapter with its perturbed girl-child spirit torturing the family dog and messing up a birthday cake I was hooked. What haunts Sethe and Denver and 124 is a compelling manifestation of guilt and 're-memory.' She haunts America.
A truly magnificent novel, as good as any American novel I've encountered--no mean praise that. You should read it today.