Friday, May 22, 2009


(Daniel Terdiman/CNET

Friday, May 22, 2009

Setting plays such an important part in a good novel. Here is a passage from
A Thief of Time:

[Leaphorn] didn't comment. He sat silently, considering the destruction below. This ridge was much higher than it had seemed to Chee in the darkness. Shiprock stuck up like a blue thumb on the western horizon seventy miles away. Behind it, the dim outline of the Carrizo Mountains formed the last margin of the planet. The sagebrush flats between were dappled with the shadow of clouds, drifting eastward under the noon sun.

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