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Wednesday
Jun082011

John Sayles' Massive New Novel

I am at the very start of what promises to be a good, long read: A Moment in the Sun, the new 955-page novel by noted indie film writer and director John Sayles. Sayles' work has always satisfied me, whether celluloid or print, and I have no doubt that A Moment in the Sun will live up to the precedent he has set.

My favorite line so far: "The manager is an older man with a face like boiled ham." (page 38)

I have a long way to go and expect to encounter many more gems of plot, character, and language.

            Books & Movies by John Sayles

Reader Comments (1)

Funnily enough, I didn't know a thing about this until I was ready to post the story from 1980. It looks incredible. Sorely tempted to give it go, despite the fact that I can only do so many thousand-pagers in one year. Still. Tempted. Thanks!

-- Mtte.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermiette

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