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Overall, an interesting invitation to a years old game that needs to be brought in this century.

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There are other characters and other loves present. Unfortunately, life pulls them each in different directions, doing their own things, but fate has them crossing paths again over time. I cannot wait to catch up with them all in book 2, A Charm of Exaltatino following Jav in his quest for uhm venery. His own parents had been taken, leaving a young Alejandro to fend for himself.

View all 23 comments. In one word, this story is “epic”. Javier Gil de Soto learned at a young age life is all about every man for himself. This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1, equally pithy, and often poetic, terms — some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some “a lf of Impressionist A gaggle of geese.

I like stories that use the setting to tell the story as much as the characters.

Alone at the American Embassy, Alejo goes in search of a new home hoping and praying his mother and father will find him again.

I highly recommend this book. Lipton’s brilliant answer to the assault on language and literacy in the last decades of the twentieth century. The man had to know what a lethal weapon he was, yet his demeanor was utterly casual. Through the years each experiences their own set of tragedies and challenges—Val and Alex together as a married couple, while Jav tries to find his way and his heart’s true path. The next time you’re ready to get lost and luxuriate in a story, I cannot recommend any other book more than this one.


Maybe I’ll come back and add to this, but right now I’m still thinking about it This is a book that I can’t recommend enough and has been added to my all time favorites list.

Is there a reference to egrets? This story was so rich with history and emotion that I am still digesting everything I read days later.

Every splash sending up clouds of toxic steam, choking his throat. Terms of venery – aka what do you call a group of something? Whimsical, detailed and entertaining, they best exemplify the humor and satiric aptness that is and was always a part of the Terms of Venery.

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There is what reads like a fair effort at providing etymologies for many of the terms. He barricaded his lar,s from any feelings that would make him weak. There are a few incidences of animals getting injured or dying, due to political unrest and accidents. Ruined for all other books that will come.

An Exaltation of Larks (Venery, #1) by Suanne Laqueur

The ones whose meanings are obscure or lost, through changes in the language, he explains etymologically. When crushing on the beloved “The Man I Love”, also written by this author, I found myself in a perpetual zone of glorious angst.

An “exaltation of larks”? I pre-purchased the book on iBooks now it doesn’t appear to be available. I mean jeez lueez the imagery, the tension, the emotion she is able to evoke is beyond reproach. Perhaps you took the time to find out what other wonderful phrases there might be out there, and you found list after list. Lipton included “a browse of readers. I don’t want to give too much away, or spoil this story for anyone.


A story of love, loss, turmoil, sexuality, friendship, exatlation and happiness Each one of these characters is surrounded by others that are essential to exlatation full storyline. Even though I did not love this book as much as I thought I would, I am now far more interested in the game of creating the terms and would love to play a “chase” with my sisters.

It’s so flawless, you forget you are reading! From the very beginning, I was invested in this book. See 2 questions about An Exaltation of Larks…. Jan 15, Giedra rated it liked it. PLAN-jent having a loud, deep, reverberating sound like bells clanging, thunder rumbling, or the waves breaking on the shore susurrus: Aug 15, Robin Hill rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of note are the illustrations, of which there appear nearly one larls every page, looking very much like what would happen if John Tenniel started a cut-and-paste zine.

Hell, he probably could stand there in a bathrobe and own it. Alejo Penda, eleven years old, is whisked into his mother’s arms and pushed inside a closet. He will offer as his inspiration the List of St Albanse written about years later.

This author makes you feel the story. It doesn’t always make sense.

For those who have ever wondered if the familiar “pride of lions” and “gaggle of geese” were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton Alex, Valerie and Jav meet first in their twenties, with a sudden attraction each finds strange and compelling.

The author provided me a copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review.