Day 7: A Book You Can Quote

The society was also fairly corrupt, if memory serves. I remember hallucinogenic drugs, and of course, there was a basilisk thrown in there, maybe meant to destroy the world?

I have a very small memory for quotes. There aren’t too many lines I can remember but for some reason there was one book which had a line I never forget. “Never trust lady luck, she is fickle and follows no whim but her own”. It always stuck with me. The book that it came from was Basilisk by N. M. Browne.

A book I stumbled upon years upon years ago, I must have been 14 or 15 at the time. The story was interesting. There was an underground world, with people who never seen the sun, ignored or forgotten about by the people who live above. It’s a dangerous world in the combs under the city, but the world above is in political turmoil. Let me point out, I have not read this book since within at least a year of when I got it. That must have been 6 or 7 years ago.

As far as I can remember, the story wasn’t that good; there was some plot twists that weren’t really set up well, a few random character changes, and a shaky ending. But, I am going to guess that the language was beautiful. The descriptions were pretty. The author did a wonderful job of describing the beauty of the upper world from the perspective of someone who lived their life in the darkness of underground. Of course, I could be making that up.

The society was also fairly corrupt, if memory serves. I remember hallucinogenic drugs, and of course, there was a basilisk thrown in there, maybe meant to destroy the world? I love for someone to actually read the book and tell me how much of it I remember correctly.

The quotes I supposed were the only things about the book that really stuck with me. I half remember another one. “She was prepared for a life she could never have, and abandoned in a life she never wanted” or something of such nature. What can I conclude for my sketchy memories of this book?

The language was pretty.

 

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I graduated with a BA in English and minors in Film, Women Studies, and Religion and Culture. I adore fantasy and sci-fi, especially when it comes to the YA section, but that doesn't mean I don't read anything else. When I'm not reading, I'm writing, biking, taking my dog for long walks or watching anime.

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