Name that book?
#1101  John F 09-19-2020, 11:57 AM
Quote John F
I'm currently reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. In it, there is a description of a sculpture of a woman carrying a beehive, and there is a bee on her eyeball. I think I recall a similar description of a sculpture in another book I read.

I thought that this might be a famous sculpture, but googling didn't turn up anything. Anyone recall reading a book that includes a similar description of a sculpture?

I think this is the book that I sort of remembered, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern:

... Inside are benches and a life-size statue of a woman seated in a stone chair. Her gown falls around the chair in realistically carved rippling cloth, and everywhere, in her lap, on her arms, tucked into the creases of her gown and the curls in her hair there are bees. ...

#1102  Pajamaman 09-20-2020, 06:31 PM
A YA sci-fi short story probably from the 60s or 70s. AFAICR, it's about a psychic kid who replaces all the twinkly radioactive stuff in nuclear missiles with presents at xmas time.

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