Painting with words

The way Neil Gaiman paints a picture with words astounds me. From Stardust:Stardust

Madame Semele seemed torn between her desire to threaten and to cajole, and the emotions chased each other so nakedly across her face that she seemed almost to vibrate with the effort of keeping them in check.

Brilliant. There are dozens upon dozens of other examples, but this one struck me today as particularly visually compelling.

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