Sunday, February 14, 2016

Books of January

The first book of a quartet, it follows two girls in a poverty-stricken suburb of Naples  from second grade to the verge of adulthood.  I found it boring, less like a novel than a series of journal entries.  Will I read books 2, 3 and 4?  Not a chance.  But don't take my word for it.  Ferrante is reportedly one of the great novelists of our time.  (Maybe it was a poor translation.)  Anyway, I just read that the four books are being made into a TV Italy, I think.  Maybe it's better in the original.

Yes, my book club read Mrs. Dalloway.  Am I a Virginia Wolff fan?  No.

Alas, this month was not a good reading month.



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