Unforgettably astounding and a joy to read, Memento Mori is considered by many to be the greatest novel by the wizardly Dame Muriel Spark. In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the ...
on the telephone informs each, "Remember you must die." Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled by these seemingly supernatural phone calls, and in the resulting flurry many old secrets are dusted off. Beneath the once decorous surface of their lives, unsavories like blackmail and adultery are now to be glimpsed. As spooky as it is witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.
This is a book about elderly people. I love this author because she is in her eighties and she manages to write stories that relate to herself very well. I love the way she wraps up the stories tying up all knots in the last two pages. She did it in
..." the other novel I read and she did in in this. Who cares; she is entertaining, refreshing and interesting. I loved this book and I will read many other novels by this very prolific lady.Continua...Nascondi
exactly what the title says - a reminder of our certain demise. but since life is often nasty, especially when you grow older, we just deserve a little compassion and company, but not too much, while we float towards the unmentionable.