January 29, 2009

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His voice is beautiful.  Its texture is fine-woven wool.  If it had a color it would be a warm chestnut.  In tone, in fluidity, in resonance, it is all that a man's voice should be, with just that hint of Scottish burr, thinner than the skin of varnish on his oak lectern, giving necessary hardness.  He rides straight up the walls of his sentences.  His little pauses are sensuous gateways, without which his listeners would fall into a trance.

The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields

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