Sunday, May 29, 2011

BookLounge.ca | Books | The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley

BookLounge.ca | Books | The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Listen to the above excerpt from Alan Bradley's novel. Write at least one paragraph describing something that you were able to clearly visualize while listening.


Bluebell said...

One thing that I was able to clearly visualize while listening to this excerpt was when Flavia was being put onto the hearse. This was mainly because of all the discription in the paragraph about how Flavia was "slid with heart-breaking ease, into the open door of the waiting hearse". I also love all the verbs and adjectives that Alan Bradley uses to make his book come alive like how he discribes Dogger walking beside the hearse: "Dogger, Father's devoted jack-of-all-trades, had paced in measured step along side the slow hearse, his head bowed, his hand resting lightly on the roof, as to shield my remains from something that only he could see." The best part of this certain exerpt is that Bradley uses the perfect amount of commas to make a point, but not so many that if you read it aloud half of it will be pauses. When I listen to this I think of and see a man in a black suit walking beside a slow moving hearse and a percession of dark cars and people dressed in black following the hearse.
Amy Osorno =D

Anonymous said...

I was visualizing a funeral. What else I saw was a dead girl in her coffin. She was very descriptive about her funeral and the dead bodies and everything. What else she described is the words the Vicor was saying and what it said on her grave. I felt sad when she said that she only lived from 1939 to 1950 meaning, she died when she was my age. She used good words in describing everything like 'the long refrectury table'. She was very good at describing her house and her chemistry lab also. It was a good little bit of writing. \
Gage Jones :/))

Julia said...

I was able to visualize a torn up mansion, and sad teary eyed people lined up at the sides of well stained coffin, mahogany perhaps. I can also see a wating black hearse
in a long winded torn up driveway leading to a crumpled road full of potholes. I thinkI can clearly invision this because of the words she used "My polished Rosewood coffin, being brought out of the dining room" You can see what tone the wood appears to have the place it has been taken from, "Carried slowly down the broad stone steps" you see a large stone pathway decending to the crippled driveway. "and slid with heart-breaking ease into the wating herse" gives you an impression that the hearse is small and that it is easily, fitted. I can overall imagine quite clearly a sad
day for Flavia's family, and also one of great unfortune.

Anonymous said...

What I clearly visualized was a girl's pale dead body being slid into a coffin. Then i imagined it being carried away into a motorcar. While they were in the car, Flavia saw them pass the green fields of Bishop's Lacy. then I imagined Her coffin being brought into the Church for a funeral. then I pictured her deep in thought until I heard the words that the Vicar was saying come into focus. I thought that Alan Bradley used very descriptive words to tell us what Flavia's dream of her funeral was like.

epicgamer110 said...

All I coulsd visualize wad a british girl talking that I couldn't completely understand. I pictured that because was all I heard.

Unknown said...

Something that I saw when I listened to this a funereal where everyone is very sad about the death of Flavia de Luce. When she was being taken along the country road I pictured a nice country lane where there was a lot of chestnut trees. When Flavia got to the graveyard I pictured it with tombs crumpling and griffins guarding the grave yard. I could see every one in Buckshaw everyone was still sad. It was a very good piece of writing.