Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset
See Sunrise And Sunset. (Both Stirling And Fleming describe a sunset behind Blue Mountains.)
"Punctually at six o'clock the sun set with a last yellow flash behind the Blue Mountains, a wave of violet shadow poured down Richmond Road, and the crickets and tree frogs in the fine gardens began to zing and tinkle."
-Ian Fleming, Doctor No (London, 1989), Chapter I, p. 5.
"The sun was just setting. The wave of violet shadow was creeping down towards the town and the harbour." (Chapter VI, p. 53)
"The sun was coming up over the Blue Mountain peak and dusty shafts of gold lanced into the plunging valley." (Chapter VII, p. 58)
"The sun blazed beautifully into its grave." (Chapter VII, p. 62)
I began to appreciate sunsets and sunrises in Poul Anderson's works and now notice similar descriptions in the works of comparably colourful writers like Ian Fleming.