Great Lines from The Paragon Hotel (9)

“Nicolo kept one hand firmly in his and the opposite arm around my waist. I could have been wearing a straitjacket in a nuthouse and felt freer.”

“Rooster’s nostrils flare. Given the scale of the man, the act carries weight.”

“I remember her singing some nights, the sort of French songs that make you feel like a flock of sparrows is bursting out of your chest.”

“The glint from Dr. Pendleton’s glasses makes him resemble a dreadfully robust beetle.”

“Loneliness is a weight, not an empty space, and it’s pressing on my chest so I can hardly breathe.”

While The Paragon Hotel is not my favorite Faye novel, but 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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