"I was already defending him. What could I do? He was the only man I ever loved."
While Esther is no longer young and foolish, Lajos still manages to charm and weasel his way into their hearts and lives.
As I sit at my computer to recollect this book, I can't help but think of the movie we watched last night - The Day The Earth Stood Still. Characterisation? None. Emotions? Hardly. Storyline? Eh. And all in two hours, which is roughly the amount of time needed to read Esther's Inheritance. And yet in those two hours spent reading, the characters, the writing spun me into this little world with no special effects, but just by reading some brilliantly written words. I could have spent another two, ten, twenty hours reading, whereas the movie was just two hours too long.
"...we stared at each other amazed, as if we has fallen under the spell of an Indian fakir at work; the fakir he thrown a rope into the air, climbed the rope, and disappeared among the clouds before our very eyes. We were looking at the sky, seeking him there, and were astonished to see that he was taking a bow among us, here on earth, his begging bowl in front of him. "