Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's the way we deal with what Fate hands us...

I loved A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff. I especially loved the man in the gray suit with the sideways sort of grin, a grin that suggested he knew more about the world than he was letting on.
"The man in the gray suit thought about that. 'Well, that's the thing about knots, isn't it?' he replied after a moment. 'If you don't know the trick, it's a muddled predicament. But in fact each loop of every knot is carefully placed, one end twisting right into the other in a way you might not have expected. I find them rather beautiful, really."
"There's no controlling what fate hands you,' the man went on, pulling the suitcase to his side. It was a very old suitcase, boxy and large as a small child, with worn corners and three small dimples near the left clasp. 'And in my experience, it rarely seems to give you exactly what you need at the exact moment that you need it."
"Just remember this,' he said. 'It's the way we deal with what Fate hands us that defines who we are." 

A Tangle of Knots is an interlace of fantasy and baking and magic and lost luggage.

"Life is the grandest adventure one can go on, isn't it?' the giant said kindly (he seemed to be a very friendly giant). 'What else could a person ask for than just to be alive?" 

Told in multiple points of view, this book is a magnificent talent. 

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