If you read this blog from time to time you know I’m a sucker for luxury apartments and houses as well as good design. I’m also deeply in love with New York City which is why New York penthouses and townhouses pop up on this page sometimes. I’m not in real estate, but the industry has fascinated me ever since I read Pulitzer Prize winner Independence Day by Richard Ford. The book deals with the life of real estate agent (among other things) Frank Bascombe and his family issues and although the reviews are torn for this book, I absolutely loved it. Together with American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis they are perhaps the strongest inspiration for my novel The Wake-Up Call. I recommend all three of them 🙂
There’s one book that has captured me more than any other and it’s called Independence Day by Richard Ford. I don’t know how many times I’ve read it, but every time I’m overjoyed by the rich language and the real characters. Every sentence is crafted to absolute perfection and you really sense Ford’s strong passon for language and storytelling.
The only book I have read five (or so) times is Independence Day by Richard Ford. It is beautifully written that you just linger on pages and re-read paragrahs not to understand them, but to taste every wonderfully created sentence. It is truly a book to savour, which I am not alone to think as it got both the Pulitzer prize and the Pen/Faulkner award.