Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The VOICE in Your Head
I even kept reading up until the point where people undid their seatbelts and started piling into the aisle of the airplane. Then I put the book away and headed into the terminal.
An interesting thing happened while I walked... maybe it was just because I had to pee so badly... but maybe it was because the writing was so great.
I realized the VOICE in my head matched the-style-the-flavor-the-feeling-the-tone of the book I'd been reading. I may have laughed out loud at myself. I thought it was pretty funny. Or scary. Maybe I'm just a crazy person who thinks too much.
But, I thought, WOW! That's great writing if the voice carried over into my own thoughts after the setting the book down.
I love to read. I know many times, characters from a book stick with me for quite awhile but I think this is the strongest a voice has ever carried over into my head.
How about you? Have you had a certain book with such strong VOICE that it influence your normal thought process? Tell me! :)