After offering Lancaster House for free last weekend, I have Lancaster House on my mind.
Firstly, I received a very strange review for Lancaster House:
ineffective use of Penna. Deutsche.,
July 23, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Lancaster House (Kindle Edition)
I get it, you want to use the Amish "language." But it's just not used effectively here. I'm from Pennsylvania Dutch country and it's not difficult to understand the people even when they use "their" words in conversation. What is difficult to follow is this book when terms are not used correctly or used too frequently.
For those of you who have read LH, you know that there is no use of the Amish language in the entire book! 1920s slang, yes. Amish language, NO!
I have a feeling this reader may have confused her books.
Secondly, as I took breaks from working this week, I was drawn to watch this video over and over:
As most of you know, Adam Lambert was the inspiration behind Andre. (in the Mad World American Idol video)
The above video also shares how I picture Andre.The clothes, the gloves, the hair--this is Andre. No black nail polish or earrings though. (Sometimes Andre slicks his hair back in the 1920s style, sometimes he lets it fall where it may, like in this video.) I don't know if anyone else can step into my imagination and see what I see. But this song makes the plot of Lancaster House play through my mind like a movie. I can see Andre, feeling downcast, roaming Lancaster House, waiting for Zoe to return--remembering their love story. I can see Zoe making her daring escape from Serenity Hills. I can see Andre "feeling" and "hearing" what is happening. I can see the ending of the book play out in vivid detail. I can't say more than that without ruining the ending for those who haven't read it yet.
Take away the "end of the world" backdrop (from the movie 2012) and insert a rambling Victorian mansion--and you have Andre inside of Lancaster House! Even the words match how I imagine Andre would feel while awaiting Zoe's return. Seriously, this song was made for the wrong movie.
I don't ever go into Andre's POV, so maybe this is why this concept fascinates me so much.
Anyone else see what I see?
Maybe I need to write a book about Andre's POV!
These are my wandering thoughts on a Monday morning.
What's on your mind?