Theme Thursday [3]–Vehicle


Theme Thursdays, created by Kavyen @ Reading Between Pages is a fun weekly event that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”
This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.


My participation this week will be from Day After Night by Anita Diamant. I’ve just started this book, so not much to choose from for this week’s theme… There’s something about trains but that sentence I think sounds a little too morbid, so I chose this one instead:


“So she kept her head turned away from the group gathered at the gate and tried to ignore the plaintive clamor of names until the earsplitting scream of an ambulance siren made her look. Later, other people would compare the shrill, keening screech to the sound of a cat caught under a car wheel, to an air raid alarm, to a factory whistle.”

- page 13

Comments

Bev Hankins said…
Hmm, the train sentence must have been morbid if you traded it for one about an ambulance.

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/hosted-by-reading-between-pages-rules.html
kavyen said…
An ambulance siren... You surely have a unique vehicle for this week.

I will come back for your review on this book. My librarian raved about this one and I am curious to see what you think.
Cat said…
That's very descriptive. Great choice - quite a variety of vehicles appearing this week.
Anonymous said…
Makes me want to know what's going on!

Mine's HERE
Shellabelle said…
Very descriptive! Here's mine: http://shellabelle-reads.blogspot.com/2011/03/theme-thursday-4.html