- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Contemporaries Ed edition (October 3, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679759328
- ISBN-13: 978-0679759324
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 125 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hotel Du Lac Paperback – October 3, 1995
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This time through though I am struck by her talents as a writer - she has a way with making words dance in line together, and a way of building sentences that are often longer than those employed in current best-seller fiction, but sentences that work and make sense. And ... although not much "happens", relative to best sellers that are very "happening", it is a page-turner. Here from the end of chapter one. It is the thoughts of the elder owner of the hotel. "Hope, Edith Joanna. An unusual name for an English lady. Perhaps not entirely English. Perhaps not entirely a lady. Recommended, of course. But in this business one never knew."
And so ... I turned the page, intrigued.
If you enjoy "classical", more "traditional" writing then this one is for you. I see now, though not at time of publication, why it won the Booker. Skillful writing. Skillful storytelling. The author is gifted in her use of techniques, though again, they are not techniques I would actively seek to use in my own writing. Highly recommended to those who love the exercise of language skillfully selected and woven.