My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Mr B's review
3 reasons why Elena Ferrante’s series is so good:
- It’s a remarkably honest portrayal of a complex female friendship, complete with all the intimacy and rivalry, fluidity and change that can entail.
- The incredibly atmospheric setting of a neighbourhood racked with poverty, crime and violence in post-war Naples, which becomes the entire intricate universe against which the sagas of the local families play out.
- It’s just a really good story. A rich, urgent, vividly-detailed and hyper-realistic narrative, it takes you on an epic journey into the lives and concerns of these characters.
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