Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Gallery: A Novel Idea


I was a bit stumped for this week's The Gallery, until I took this photo today.  As soon as I uploaded it, I thought of three books:

1) Tove Jansson's The Summer Book which isn't strictly a novel, but I have read it and loved it.  

2) Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky, which is a novel I haven't read, though I have seen the film.

3) Julie Myerson's Out of Breath, which is a novel I read last August when Jake was in hospital and was about a group of troubled children on the run.  It took place in the summer and there were loads of scenes of them running through fields.  Even though the scene that inspired this photo was peaceful, there were moments when I imagined I could suddenly discover a body or something sinister.  All I did see were a few crows and a pair of knickers.

2 comments:

JulieB said...

What a lovely picture! There's nothing quite like a wide summer sky is there? I do love Tove Jansson. My mum is Finnish, so her stories were a big thing in our house growing up.

LinzW1976 said...

Beautiful photo! Now I'm wondering about the knickers though... :-)