Thursday, April 28, 2011

Theme Thursday

Theme Thursdays

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:

•A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
•Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
•Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
•It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”
This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.

The randomly selected theme for this week is suggested by Bev from My Readers Block

This week's theme is: ATMOSPHERE

From The Kult by Shaun Jeffrey

"Like many neighbourhoods clinging to the hub of British cities, the area Jane
lived in was rundown, with discarded trash bags spewing their contents across the
pavement – fodder for the rats and feral cats that prowled the streets once the sun
went down. McDonald’s packaging and the remains of half eaten kebabs discarded
by late night drunks littered the gutters, and the tang of rotten produce and sour piss permeated the air. Dirt and grime coated the walls of the buildings, many of which were boarded up and covered with graffiti, the culprits marking their territory like dogs."

pg. 2


Ann said...

Great description! Looking at the cover this book didn't seem to be my cup of tea, but after that extract - and a quick read of the synopsis - I think it just could be! Funny how covers can do that sometimes.

Nerissa said...

That was a great description, I feel like I'm there looking around and wondering about my safety :).

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Marla said...

That definitely sets the scene! It sounds so gritty and creepy.

Anonymous said...

WOW! And thats just page two. I love when a book sucks you in with great writing in only the first five pages!

Landslide said...

Awesome description! That's definitely not a place I'd like to live in...


Yvonne said...

Excellent description! Definitely gives you a feel for the atmosphere.

kavyen said...

This is a great description. An atmosphere filled with crime. Perfect choice.

Unknown said...

Wow, very creepy, I like it! Great one :)

Amy said...

Creepy, but great choice!