Sentence of the Day: Time, Aging in Daoud

When self began this slim novel, she was a little bit skeptical.

It seemed like a gimmick: tell the same story that’s been immortalized by Albert Camus in The Stranger. But tell it from the point of view of a secondary character.

So far, 27 pages in (and it’s taken her a week just to get 27 pages in), nothing has happened.

Seriously. Nothing.

27 pages of backstory.

What if this whole novel is backstory? Self would say that’s quite brilliant: she loves doing backstory. If she could get away with writing a novel that was all backstory, she’d be on it like white on rice.

Now, where were we?

Oh, yes. Sentence of the Day. Apologies for the long build-up. Here it is:

  • The diminishment that comes with old age often strikes me as incredible, compared with the long history of a whole life.

And self really feels this sentence.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

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