I was listening to “This American Life” this morning when author Sarah Vowell started to speak. Her voice sent shivers up my spine because it reminded me of the voice of Zelda Rubenstein, the little person who played the clairvoyant in the Poltergeist movies. Zelda’s voice may be a bit more “nails on the chalkboard” annoying, but otherwise, they’re almost identical. I immediately had to look up information on Sarah Vowell since a normal person cannot possibly have a voice like that. I found out that she is not a normal person.
Sarah Vowell is a superhero. She is the voice of Violet in The Incredibles.
You can hear her voice here, among other places.
I’ve never read any of her novels. Perhaps I’ll give one a try, as long as it’s not an audio version read by the author! (It does seem ironic that her last name is Vowell).