Great Lines from the Paragon Hotel (5)

“Lighting it, he hands it over. I take a drag. It’s asphalt and moonlight, better than the soup.”

“Max’s deep-set eyes narrow. They’re darker than gold, lighter than bronze. The color of an elegant brass rail in a speakeasy. Or, better still, of a pocket watch that’s been taken out and consulted over a few generations.”

“The old bird is in the market for fresh feathers.”

“Her long hair undulates, glossy and black as piano keys, and her shockingly full lips part company in dismay.”

“Of course she isn’t like us, look at her,” Blossom snaps, making a balletic orbit with her empty hand. “That doesn’t mean she’s like them. Think for a moment. If you can. A frog isn’t like a flamingo. That doesn’t make it a hippopotamus.””

While The Paragon Hotel is not my favorite Faye novel, her gift for imaginative and delicious lines shines brilliantly on these pages, too. If you’ve not read any Lindsay Faye, I’d recommend her work! Smart and beautifully descriptive mysteries. Check her out in goodreads.

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Dann is an educator, Media & Design Guru, Author, and Public Speaker. He currently serves as Media and Design Specialist at an impressive little Midwestern College where he works directly with faculty to develop effective instructional videos. He has an MFA in Digital Cinema from California's National University, a BSED in English and Theatre Education from the University of South Dakota, and a certificate in Online Education from UW Stout. He was founder and principle owner of Little Prompter, LLC, a teleprompter design and manufacturing company until he sold the company in 2020. Prior to joining Carleton's staff, he taught communication, theatre, and video production for approximately 15 years while working as a professional actor and director--appearing in over forty national and regional commercials and directing and editing dozens of videos and musicals. Dann’s MFA thesis project involved writing and directing an original, full-length musical, filming the entire development and production process, and editing it into an educational DVD entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical. His DVD is currently being distributed by Films Media Group.

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