March 17, 2010

Wistful Awe

You want to know why Nora Roberts sells so many damn books? I know one of the reasons. She's a master of her craft.

Recently, I read Bed of Roses, the second in her Bride Quartet. In it, there was a scene where the guys are playing Texas Hold 'Em. That scene was freakin' amazing. She was able to show them playing and talking about the game and talking about other shit at the same time and have it flow perfectly. The gestures, the poker taunting, and the regular conversation all blended together and it made me shake my head in amazement.

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