Tuesday, March 22, 2011

best lines, vacation edition

there's something about reading a story set on the grim future beaches of the gulf coast... while actually SITTING on a beach and getting sand in the cracks of the book pages.

this was how i read Paolo Bacigalupi's SHIP BREAKER.
there is still sand stuck in all the nooks and crannies, and i hope it never falls out.

so, in case you haven't read this awesome story yet... here are a few of the best lines from the best book i read on vacation:

"Sea foam lapped around his ankles, rust and bits of wire. Shells and insulation. And intermixed with the ocean froth, his blood. Running down his legs in streams, bright and red and steady, staining the waters with the pounding of his heart."

"...we get all excited about being like Lucky Strike and we lose our heads. We waste all our money throwing dice, trying to get close to Luck..."

"The blood bond was nothing. It was the people that mattered. If they covered your back, and you covered theirs, then maybe that was worth calling family. Everything else was just so much smoke and lies."

and my favorite... the curse that popped up every few pages:

"Blood and rust!"

now THAT is a beach read. ;)


Kelly said...

Hmm, I've never heard of this book, but I think the second part of the second one ("We waste all our money...) could be a good description of society; substitute time for money.
(Perhaps I took the whole thing wrong since luck seems to be a proper noun! Maybe I should just shut up and read the book?!)

erinjade said...

no, you got it spot on. :)
but i'd definitely recommend reading this book!