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What I Think of Marden Dahlstedt
In the book The Terrible Wave, by Marden Dahlstedt, I realized I like her writing when she became so descriptive about everyone and everything. An example is when, Megan, a main character, Tom, another character, and Brian, another main character, are hanging on for life on a raft, in the middle of a stream of flood water, about to fall, and Daisy calls them a pig in a mud wallow, and “ . . . anger flashed through Megan, hot and fierce.” I like it because it is descriptive; I thought it was so weird because it was a life or death situation and Daisy was laughing!
I also like Dahlstedt’s writing when she writes about the new characters, so nice and neat, and at the right time. When she wrote about Brian, a main character and protagonist in this book,“ A wet, dark head appeared sleek as a seal, and then the rest of the sizable body followed…” I like it because it tells what the new character looks like as she is introducing him.
The amount of description in The Terrible Wave is too much for most anyone to explain. For most people, that is a good thing, especially me.
Article posted January 31, 2012 at 12:26 PM •
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