The Ides of March

I've had a peculiar day.People have been sharing their tales of woe and weirdness with me all day.Acquaintances, not quite strangers on the street, but close enough, sharing intimate, private details with me. I've been hugging people left, right and centre and listening to the most extraordinary stories.All of this weirdness got me thinking about … Continue reading The Ides of March

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

My reactions to book three of Ferrante's Neapolitan series are a lot more confused than with her previous two books.I've just come to the not-so surprising end (when you consider the title) of Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and all I have are these words running through my head:RumoursIndecisionMuddyDoubtsPush me-pull meFrustratingFor God's Sake!Get … Continue reading Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante