Sunday, October 28, 2007

Quote from Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda

Funny that I recently bought Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda. http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Gathering-Anna-Gavalda/dp/159448144X. I was attracted to the cover and also the fact that it was written by a French woman about some Parisian folks. What I didn't realize was that one of the main characters, Camille, draws. Yep, she's always taking out her sketchbook and sketching. I don't know why they showed pastels on the book cover as I'm more than half-way through and she hasn't touched a pastel. But I get a kick out of the drawing sections.

Here's a quote. "Camille sat on the laundry basket and drew the shape of the tiles, the friezes, the arabesques, the huge porcelain bathtub with its four lion's-claw feet, the worn chrome, the enormous showerhead which had been inoperable since World War I..." (I'll skip to the end).

Her sketchbook was nearly full. Only two or three more pages. She didn't have the heart to leaf through it, and she saw this as a sign. End of sketchbook, end of vacation." PP145 and 146.

3 comments:

Cris in Oregon said...

ooooo I love books with Art in them. Is this a new book out or an old one? Lizzi will like that one.. telling WHAT she drew.. EVERYDAY objects.. and here I am always saying I cant find something to draw..;-)
Thanks for sharing that.

Elizabeth said...

Cool! I was curious to know what sort of story was held inside that cover. I love the idea of sitting in the bathrrom to draw; not done that yet...

sukipoet said...

I think this bk is newly out in paperback, but has been out in hardback awhile. It's interesting, and keeps me reading but rather light reading kinda thing. The characters are amusing but the plot is predictable.