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.