Everybody's got a hunger
A hunger they can't resist
There's so much that you want
You deserve much more than this
But if dreams came true, well wouldn't that be nice
Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price
You hear the voices telling you not to go
They made their choices and they'll never know
("Prove It All Night", Bruce Springsteen)
Roy's Motel & Cafe, Amboy, California.
Picture taken almost a year ago.
I pasted the colour version over a sepia version of the picture to get the results seen above.
I think I've mentioned in another blogpost that Cormac McCarthy is one of my favourite authors of all time (along with Harper Lee). Well, I just received four books in the mail two weeks ago that I ordered on Amazon. Hadn't read them before and I ain't got much time to read books anyways because I'm reading so many scientific publications for university already. Still, I'm racing through the pages because he writes so well. None of my friends that I mentioned the author to had ever heard of him; I wonder how come.
Here's an excerpt from "The Crossing", the second part of the Border Trilogy - All The Pretty Horses being the first, and my favourite book.
They were running on the plain harrying the antelope and the antelope moved like phantoms in the snow and circled and wheeled and the dry powder blew about them in the cold moonlight and their breath smoked palely in the cold as if they burned with some inner fire and the wolves twisted and turned and leapt in a silence such that they seemed of another world entire. They moved down the valley and turned and moved far out on the plain until they were the smallest of figures in that dim whiteness and then they disappeared.
What I like about McCarthy's style is his frequent use of polysyndeton (as evident in the quotation above). I also like McCarthy because he's not using semicolons - on account of that the pages in his books aren't... sort of, congested with unnecessary stuff.
My English and German teachers would protest heavily against me saying something like that, but one thing I remember from five years of Latin is that the ancient Romans didn't have quotation marks neither.
Here's a great article & interview on / with him.
Have a great weekend y'all!