Saturday, December 25, 2010

taking a bearing

"Where are we? Answers drift across the woods and salt marshes in John Casey’s beautiful, elegiac new novel. One person after another takes a bearing, sets a course, loses the way, makes a correction."

- Dominique Browning

I just came across this NY Times review by Dominique Browning of John Casey's new book Compass Rose.  This is the sequel to Spartina that I mentioned a couple of posts ago.  I wish I had the book right now, it would be great reading for a cold, grey day.

I really love the line in the review about bearings and courses, losing the way and then making a correction.  Sounds like life to me.


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