January 7, 2012

Quote of the Week

Posted in Quote of the Week tagged , , at 5:28 pm by Van Aaron Hughes

The crew sat in the galley drinking a bottle of ersatz tequila Amos had scrounged from somewhere. Shed was politely sipping from a small cup of it and trying to hide his grimace each time. Alex and Amos drank like sailors: a finger full in the bottom of the cup, tossed back all at once. Alex had a habit of saying “Hooboy!” after each shot. Amos just used a different profanity each time. He was up to his eleventh shot and so far had not repeated himself.

James S.A. Corey (aka Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck), Leviathan Wakes.

Amos, Shed, and Alex are very minor players in this story — but Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck show how to use a few well-chosen words to make readers feel like they’re reading about people, not just characters.

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