Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me

Day 13: Writers from Stephen King to William Faulkner have stressed the connection between being a good reader and being a good writer.  Spend a few moments writing about a book that inspires you. Because I could easily write 50 pages about books that inspire me, I’m going to set a timer and stick to…Read more Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me

The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 10)

In this final section of the book, the lovers are married, Marius discovered who saved his life, and a wonderful, good, gentle soul enters Heaven. There are things we should not attempt to paint; the sun is among them. (p. 1343) We are pitiless toward happy lovers; we stay there when they have the greatest…Read more The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 10)

The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 9)

In this part of the story, the Friends of the ABC Cafè are killed, Marius is saved, and Javert commits suicide. It sometimes happens that, even against principles, even against liberty, equality, and fraternity, even against universal suffrage, even against the government of all by all, from the depths of its anguish, of its discouragements, its privations, its…Read more The beauty of Victor Hugo (pt. 9)

The Beauty of Victor Hugo (Pt. 3)

{In this section of the book, Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo, Cosette is saved, and the Thénardiers tell lies.} And so Fantine was buried in the common grave of the cemetery, which belongs to everybody and to nobody, and in which the poor are lost.  Fortunately, God knows where to find the soul. (p. 299-300) Old…Read more The Beauty of Victor Hugo (Pt. 3)

The Beauty of Victor Hugo (Pt. 2)

{During this section in the story, Fantine gets sick and passes away.  Cosette's position becomes more and more upsetting.  Valjean becomes Mayor, then disrupts a trial to save a man's life.  Javert and Valjean come face-to-face, and Valjean goes to jail.}   [T] he only vanity that remained, and that a sacred one. (p. 149)…Read more The Beauty of Victor Hugo (Pt. 2)