Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Draw of the City

I'm only 100 pages into this book, but I like the way McNally describes Chicago. And Jainey—a modern, alternative, suburban high schooler:

“Jainey had always thought of Burbank as the center of her universe, a kind of mother ship upon which she sailed through life, but what Jainey saw now was that the real mother ship was Chicago and that Burbank was nothing more than a tiny moss-covered barnacle desperately clinging to the ship’s hull.” —from America’s Report Card: A Novel by John McNally

2 comments:

Kathy said...

No offense to Burbank; it's just an interesting metaphor. Of course Chicago is one of the moss-covered barnacles on the mother ship called the Great Lakes. . . .

Nessa said...

Good for people to know.