Monday, 24 March 2008

The Gathering

I have bought Ann Enright's The Gathering away with me. (We are in Switzerland, ten of us an a chalet, nine skiers and me).

The Gatheringis extraordinary. One of those books which makes me glad I write. Glad to be on the edges of a world with writers like Enright working somewhere in it.

It was 'on the list', as so many are. But I bought it now because Women Rule Writer said something recently about loving this book and not understanding why so many readers express dislike for it.

Maybe it's because it makes them uncomfortable, makes them feel something? Makes them question themselves and others? It's a cage-rattler,for sure.

But I am so glad I listened.

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