I read this book in a couple of days last week and I absolutely loved it. Several characters tell each their own story as well as their take on the crucial event at the hotel that changed everybody's life. The hotel seems thus the centre of so many different people living so very different lives, and yet coming to meet and interact because of this unexpected death. Different details take huge importance from different points of view and add up to help the reader see the big picture. The ghost of the dead is still there haunting the living in search for the explanations and the missing words that will finally set her free. The carefully chosen language and styles make it all so much more fascinating. A great read, even better than The Accidental, by the same author....Continua
Remember you must live,
Remember you must love,
Remember you must die.
Read for 'Issues in Contemporary Literature' and I just can't like Ali Smith!
Not so much a story as an orgy of words. You've got to be in the mood for this one (page 1 is a good test), but if you are it is poetic, moving and quite good. Not loving it, but perhaps I've not taken enough time to savour it.