I'm not quite done with The Help by Kathryn Stockett, but sometimes you just know a book is good when phrases seem to leap out at you over and over as you read. I should have been writing more of them down as I read; I may have to skim back through to mark more of them because this book is simply brimming with phrases that somehow have grabbed me and forced me to sit up and take notice. One that I read today was "the summer spread out behind us like hot rolled tar"...how apt and what a terrific mental image! But my favorite has to be the following, found on page 245:
"I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it's drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it."
My review should be up tomorrow...don't miss this one.