Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! So, after a small absence from this weekly feature, I'm finally back on track. For this week, I'll share with you some quotes from David Mitchell's latest novel The Slade House. It's basically a ghost story, but it's amazing (I couldn't expect anything else from my favourite author).
The clock's really tall. I put my ear against its wooden chest and hear its heart: krunk...kronk...krunk...kronk... It has no hands. It's got words instead, on its old, pale-as-bone clock face, saying TIME IS and under that TIME WAS and under that TIME IS NOT.
If you don't feet into the system, the system makes life hell.
People are masks, with masks under those masks, and masks under those, and down you go.
Have you read The Slade House? Which one was your favourite quote?