All the Light We Cannot See
Right off the bat, this passage stuck out to me. It had countless instances of descriptive imagery, connections I made, and portrayed a feeling of suspense. I enjoy how the book has taken off and how it can create important and detailed moments throughout.
This passage had a handful of descriptive imagery such as “An avalanche descends into the city…” and “the single bulb in the ceiling winks out”. To give more context to the situation, this grand city that has withstood centuries of time is occupied by Australians. Being approached by an unknown force of bombers, presumably US, the city is being attacked. As the bombs begin falling, the author describes it as a descending avalanche, combined with a hurricane. He transmits the sense of chaos and destruction through these natural disasters. Furthermore he adds in details of how loud and powerful the scene is. “…roar becomes loud enough to separate membranes in the middle ear”. This creates am incredibly strong sensory image, allowing us to imagine just how loud and chaotic it was.
Alongside that, the mentioning of a proverb form the Old Testament is referred to. This caught my attention and was able to immediately recognize the connection. Referring to locusts who work together without a leader, but as one unit, is exactly what the bombers appeared to be from down below. This added context and created a connection to the Bible without mentioning more then then the locusts. The author is able to intertwine many different elements, such as connections to other sources or literature, and imagery to create an immersive story to follow.