Writing requires the confluence of time and discipline. For me, those two are very much like Romeo and Juliet – it’s not that the twain shall never meet (I mean… hello, nursey ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) ), just rarely and with disastrous consequences.
So here are a series of rapid one or two sentence reviews of books I’ve recently read or re-read.
Sally Rooney NORMAL PEOPLE
Oh, god, am I a cunt?
Sally Rooney CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS
Yes, yes I am.
Tim Leach SMILE OF THE WOLF
Honour is like an angry wolf. (Will actually review, soon).
Anne Fadiman EX LIBRIS CONFESSIONS OF A COMMON READER
Hopefully Anne you shan’t find out divorcing libraries is infinitely more horrendous than marrying them.
Monaldi and Sorti SECRETUM
Eunuchs have balls too. Oh, god, Dottore Eco we miss you.
Hiro Arikawa THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES
Turns out I do have a heart…and it’s broken. I KNOW WHO’S TO BLAME.
John Carey THE UNEXPECTED PROFESSOR
Oxford was always broken. Also, Donne is cool.
Rainier Maria Rilke DUINO ELEGIES
Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel Ordnungen?
Rainier Maria Rilke LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET
I should write more.
Ted Hughes COLLECTED POETRY
I should write less.