The Raising—Laura Kasischke . . . . These days, it’s a rare writer indeed whose writing can be called lyrical. So many today write for money, fame, whatever. But there are still some who seem, at least to me, to write for the joy of setting down beautiful words and meaningful ideas into sentences and paragraphs and chapters.
And it’s even more rare for a mystery writer to wax lyrical throughout a bang-up, goose-bump-raising, are-they-human-or-what? tale. But Laura Kasischke does it in The Raising, and does so in a manner that inspired me to highlight phrases, sentences, paragraphs, not just for this review, but for the sheer pleasure of reading—and rereading—such expressive writing.