Sunday, August 26, 2007

Espressing Away the Blues?

Mystery writer, Elizabeth George, knows how to grab attention and keep it throughout her books. In Missing Joseph, she begins in this arresting way:

"Cappuccino, that New Age answer to driving one’s blues momentarily away. A few tablespoons of espresso, a froth of steamed milk, an accompanying and generally tasteless dash of chocolate and suddenly life was supposed to be all in order again. What drivel."

Elizabeth George, Missing Joseph (New York: Bantam Books, 1993, Mass Market Edition 1994), 3.

Image: Cappuccino: a bird’s eye view.