Satisfying Sentence: The North Water

Because some sentences deserve more attention

‘The North Water’ is not a ‘nice’ book, and I can’t stress this enough. It is crammed with cruelty, violence and death. So when you come across a sentence like this one, it stands out – a beautiful sentence in the middle of all the horror.

Balanced on the rim of the western horizon, the narrow Arctic sun glows and fades like a breathed-on ember

The North Water | Ian McGuire

Photo Credit: Sebastian Voortman (Pexels)


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