I would like to recommend a novella I have recently started and was simply blown away by the coloured symbolism, the easy fluency and languid style of the narrative , it's best described like a crazy mix of impressionist work spliced together with an assault of post modern Dali. I heard the writer speaking on the radio about what moves her to write and she spoke of a process whereby she does research notes then sketches out a plot and characters adding to them as she gets inspired , she described the whole process like painting or recording a song and I think is very evident in her work which has lots of interesting language with musical and artistic metaphors . I am particularly impressed by the fact that she draws on these influences and then uses them as terms of description it is a technique I have not come across before and very effective for stroy telling in modern society .
one of my favorite quotes from the novel so far explains this technique much more eloquently than I can :
" ...together they were unquestionably bollylicious , the couple of the moment . Dimple spoke with that strange Mid Atlantic Bollywood drawl her words curving each syllable like the shape of her boudoir frame"
This is pure poetry and such a pretty way to describe a raunchy chick .
The book explores the themes of celebrity, tabloid news, fame , notoriety , greed and excess, drugs and social class it's brilliantly stylish and a must read for anyone interested in new fiction I'm loving it