January 7, 2012
Quote of the Week
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.