A Read of Colm Tóibín

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Last week I wolfed down two books by the Colm Tóibín.

I picked up The South from my mum’s bookshelf without knowing much about the author or the story. I literally could not put this book down.

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Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Novels

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When was the last time that you read a book that you struggled to get out of your head? When you read as slow as you possibly could when nearing the end to make the book last longer? When, on finishing the book, you struggled for a few weeks trying to find something to live up to the story you’d just devoured?

This is exactly how I felt after reading Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novels. The set of four novels, starting with My Brilliant Friend, recounts the story of Elena Greco and her turbulent friendship with Lila Cerullo.

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Lena Dunham’s podcast & Zadie Smith

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When I first found out that Lena Dunham was bringing out a podcast, I was excited. I’m a big fan of Girls and I’ve read Lena’s book cover to cover (even the slightly more cringe worthy parts.)

The podcast, titled Women of the Hour, comes out every Thursday and consists of an hour long talk show in which Lena Dunham interviews a variety of women about their careers, achievements, views on feminism, their hair, their bodies, their vaginas, their friendships etc. etc.

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