Wondering if those eerie feelings of deja vu could possibly mean anything? Then, M.J. Rose’s Seduction is the novel for you. With portions based on the biography of one of the famous literary figures in France, Victor Hugo, one may never look at a Ouija Board the same way again after navigating through this complex storyline of connected characters spanning various timeframes. Thus, a reader of this fiction may find a quiet escape, by the sea no less, the perfect setting in which to read.
Interestingly enough this piece of fiction was written entirely in chirography which did not hamper her manipulation of words for the purpose of vivid descriptions one scintilla:
I’d only seen you two or three times but had been acutely aware of your sadness. You wore it like a frock. It clouded your eyes, turning the blue sky to gray. Even the scent that lingered in a room after you’d left it reminded me of grief. It was the fragrance of flowers past bloom in their death throes (52) . . .
These giant hulking rocks have stood here for all time, seen all things, watched silently as men used them for shelter, religious rituals, burials, for crimes, trysts, for hiding places. (218)
Simile and personification at its finest . . .
For the purposes of book club, Rose offers recipes as well as suggested background music here. Furthermore, your club may even wish to invite Rose to your discussion virtually via Skype, a reader’s dream come true.