The #wordsandwhimsy prompt for days 9-11 was "art is craving the soul," and we were asked to post a pic with an obsessive main character. I decided to take a pic of two books that fit this description. Wilde's novel is well-known, as is the obsession at its heart. Caroline Stevermer's "When the King Comes Home" never got the attention it deserved. It's a beautifully written novel featuring a character, Hail, that wants to be a legendary artist. Against everyone's advice, she decides to create a copy of a famous work--and inadvertently sets in motion events that bring back a long-dead legendary king. The book is so good and highly recommended.

Posted by Tenant of Wildfell at 2023-09-12 02:34:08 UTC