thebiblioholic - (Rose-Gold) Dust
Dec. 20th, 2013
08:47 pm - (Rose-Gold) Dust
I'm reading Dust by Patricia Cornwell, her 21st Scarpetta novel. I keep getting distracted by her repetitive use of the term "rose-gold". It isn't the only thing repetitive in this tome, but this strikes me even more than the plot repetitions:
(page 230): Lucy is dressed in a black flight suit that accentuates her slender, strong build, her bright green eyes and her rose-gold hair that she's cut boyishly short.
(page 239): Lucy has gotten more animated as she talks, gesturing with her hands, light winking from the rose-gold signet ring she wears on her left index finger.
(page 329): "She's safe," Lucy repeats with the same grim smile playing on her lips, her face in profile, angular and strong, her short rose-gold hair tucked behind her ears.
(page 412): Copper cookware as bright as rose gold hangs from a wrought-iron rack above a butcher block with a maple top where plastic bags of groceries are spilled open, hastily set down by the chef when he returned from shopping late today.