Thursday, 26 May 2011

Theme Thursdays - The Gargoyle

Theme Thursdays

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event, hosted by Reading between Pages, 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.

This week’s theme is


 My converstation is one bewteen the Nameless Protagonist and Marianne Engel from The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.

“Grotesques are what I do,” Marianne Engel answered. “Languages are a hobby.”
“What do you mean you ‘do’ Grotesques?”
“I carve.” She nodded towards the stunted monster in my hand. “I did that.”
“My psychiatrist likes it.”
“Which Shrink?”
“Dr. Hnatiuk.”
“He’s better than most.”
I was slightly surprised. “You know him?”
“I know most of them.”
“Tell me about your carving.”
“I became interested while watching you do it.” Her other hand was now fidgeting with her arrowhead necklace.
“I don’t carve.”
“You did.”
“No, I never have,” I insisted. “Tell me why you like carving.”
“It’s a backwards art. You end up with less than you started with.” She paused. “It’s too bad you can’t remember carving. I still have something you did.”
“My Morgengabe.” Marianne Engel looked at me intently, as if waiting for some nonexistent memory to enter my mind. When she saw that none was coming, she shrugged and leaned back into her chair. “Jack’s my manager.”


  1. Thanks for stopping by! I have this on my TBR pile, I think it needs to be moved up now! Great pick!

  2. I have this one on my pile, I'm looking forward to starting it soon.

  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!! I picked it up right after it came out. The title caught my attention ^_~ That was an awesome conversation to pick out.

    This is my first post:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  4. Interesting dialogue! Great choice for today's meme. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    My Bookshelf

  5. Interesting conversation. I also see that you're currently reading The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd - how are you finding it? I really liked The Secret Life of Bees and I've got this one on my bookshelf but haven't picked it up yet (been meaning to but you know what happens!!!)
    Here's my theme Thursday conversation:

  6. Thanks for the comments guys! I'm stopping by your blogs :)

  7. I like that conversation. The short sentences allow us to peek further into the story.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Interesting. I would like to read this book. I had forgotten about this title.

  9. Hi!
    That sounds like an intriguing conversation. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  10. How sad... I hope he gets his memory back.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. Great post for this theme! Thanks for stopping by my blog

  12. This is an interesting conversation to say the least...