…. The Wild Other by Clover Stroud.
This book isn’t published until February so there’s not much I can tell you about it other than it’s excellent and transporting.
Stroud is driven from adventure to adventure by a cataclysmic tragedy in her teens. The eye-popping shit she gets up to made me feel envious (why aren’t I that exciting) and baffled (*how* could she live like that?).
The answer always cycles back to this early tragedy, begging the question: would I swap total familial completeness and happiness for a bit of fucking drama, excitement, complexity, darkness? Or should I see my settled bourgeoise-ness as just really lucky?
Anyway, keep your eyes out for this in early 2017. You heard about it here first.
Sounds like just my thing and I sometimes ask myself the same shit!. Can I borrow your copy? I can’t wait til Feb and I’m stuck for what to read next…any other recommendations?
I wonder how much is determined by your personality and how you respond to things – some people maybe would have an adventurous life regardless, whereas Jay Gatsby could be having a party next door and I’d still find a reason to stay in.
I really want to read the new book by Maria Semple, but have an arbitrary principle of not paying more than a fiver for a Kindle book, so am the architect of my own unhappiness there. The Semple Sample was good though.
I’ve just read the book of The Revenant and that was excellent, and surprisingly gripping. I really want to watch the film now and see how Inarritu approached it. And, Tom Hardy.
sometimes Cindy I feel like we’re the same person living only slightly different lives. I REALLY objected to paying so much for that Semple book but, you know, I just really wanted it.
My sliding doors moment would probably rest on the buying of an ebook. I really haven’t given fate much else to work with. BFF xx (p.s was it good?)
I was v disappointed with the new Semple book – especially at the price.