Thursday, May 19, 2011

Theme Thursday -- Male Person

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Hosted by Reading Between Pages.

Anyone can participate in it.
The rules are simple:
•A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
•Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
•Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
•It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word) Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”

This week’s theme is – Male Person (description of a man or boy)

Lyunov was a thin man, tall, with dark hollows in his cheeks and a wild shock of graying hair above cold brittle eyes. He wore neither uniform nor insignia. Other than a weak nod of stolid acknowledgement, he’d said nothing. By contrast, her once-skinny, insolent third cousin Boris had matured to become a stocky bull-of-a-man with bushy, dark reddish hair and a dominant forehead that gave him an evil profile. A man who was but one step from the top of the world’s largest intelligence organization, his manner could have been threatening…but it wasn’t. He, too, wore civilian clothes and was open-collared. In a certain way he still had the boyish look she remembered from the single time they’d met so long ago, but he was now a powerful man in a powerful organization that was itself the brains of a powerful army, in spite of his manner.

--Then is the Power by Gerald W. Mills


fredamans said...

Fantastic snippet!

vvb32 reads said...

can really feel that sense of power from that snippet.