Resonant - (of sound) deep, clear and ringing; suggesting images, memories or emotions
For the purpose of this post, I'm interested in the second definition from the Pocket Oxford English Dictionary.
I love a book whose characters I can sympathise with and who remain with me for a while after their story ends. I like to think on the funny episodes, the poignant ones too, and what made a character so special that I took a three hundred page journey with them. The one book I can point to immediately is The Women of Brewster Page by Gloria Naylor. See my review of the book here, if you're interested. I read this book in a few hours and no, it wasn't action adventure, nor was it a thriller.
To get back on track, I'd like to find out what makes a book or character resonate with you? What makes you remember that particular novel long after you've completed it? Feel free the share the titles of the books you love, love, love and would read again.
We eat all this good stuff with rice & peas, made with Kidney Beans (Red Peas) or Gungo Peas (Pigeon Peas). The peas are boiled with coconut milk and then seasoned with butter (optional) escallion, salt, thyme, green scotch bonnet pepper, pimento seeds. Lovely! I might have mentioned before that rice and peas is something that most of us eat every single Sunday of the year.
|Gungo Rice & Peas|
|Red Peas Rice & Peas|