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13June001Jonathan’s actually finished reading The Fall of Light now. He said he really liked it. I hope he’s not just saying that for the sake of marital harmony.

Oh, and Lydia Davis is a revelation. I’d never heard of her until a friend lent me her collected stories a few months ago, and then she went on to win the Man Booker prize. I was just listening to Breaking it Down on the Guardian Fiction podcast – her tone is wonderful. The story is bursting with sensuality and regret and misunderstandings and longing. Some of the stories are incredibly short but they contain so much.

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  1. 13/06/2013 8:06 am

    I am reading the very same book! (The Lydia Davis, not the Sarah Laing.) Isn’t she SUBLIME?? x H

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