A world of details and descriptions

February 24, 2007

Eyes Like Butterflies, by Terence Hodgson (Chambers, $29.99):

Compiled by Kiwi author Terence Hodgson, Eyes Like Butterflies is a collection of similes and metaphors drawn from modern English literature and presented in dictionary form.

There are more than 3000 entries, covering everything from abstraction (She had had the distracted and disorganised air you might expect from somebody who was related to the Queen) to wrists (wrists as thin as pine kindling).

In a world filled with details and descriptions, the author has some of the most interesting from literature and presented them for us to enjoy.

This delightful little book is something you can dip into from time-to-time to add colour and life to writing.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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