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Sunday, October 04, 2009

The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson

A short and sweet novel.

But it doesn't read short. Richardson fills this 119 page novel with such prose and detail on Zipper and Ambrose.

And sweet is an understatement. The life we learn about Ambrose and Zipper, the love they have for one's not dripping with cheesy heartfelt sentiment. It's deeper than that and extremely beautiful.

I shed a tear or two at the end. It's worth the read. Something very different but not. It's just a beautiful book to read.

My favorite piece that I wanted to quote was this, from "F":

When we would walk. In our evenings along the river, she wore that fragrance. A wise and clever woman, my wife. This I know, she would say: A man can see a hundred women, lust for a thousand more, but it is one scent that will open his eyes and turn him to love.

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