Tag: the story of a new name

Elena Ferrante’s #NeapolitanNovels – Book 2 Review – The Story Of A New Name

The Story Of A New Name Book Review On Novels And Nonfiction

 

I love the first novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series My Brilliant Friend¬†(you can read my review of it here), so I was very excited to read the second novel in the series – The Story Of A New Name.

Though I loved My Brilliant Friend, I was hoping to see Elena move out of her friend Lila’s suffocating sphere of emotional and psychological influence in Book 2, and I was not disappointed. Though Elena and Lila will always be connected, I thought that Elena really came into her own and established an identity separate from Lila in this second novel, which made me really interested to see how much further they develop separately in the third and fourth books as well.

The end of the book provided a pretty good cliffhanger in which one of the two protagonists is at the start of a great success and the other one has sunk into abject conditions. It really made me want to pick up Book 3 asap, even though I’m not reviewing it until early February. Meanwhile, read my review of The Story Of A New Name below.

Links I Loved This Week – 01/06/17

Links I Loved This Week On Novels And Nonfiction

This week was a bit interesting for me because I spent the first half in Milan, all of Wednesday travelling and now the end of the week readjusting to being back to regular life in LA. I had a very relaxing two and a half weeks with my family over the holidays, eating all my favorite home-cooked meals, reading to my heart’s content and resting. I feel like my batteries have been restored (despite the jet lag at the moment), and that I’m now really ready to tackle 2017.

My main focus in January will be getting ahead with my blog posts so I’m not always writing them at the last-minute (who else is with me?), getting back into my exercise schedule and also reconnecting with my morning routine.

*For the first time this week I’ve included lifestyle links from the ¬†various non-bookish blogs I read that I liked (in the Other Links section). I hope you enjoy them as an added bonus to this weekly post and as a way for me to share my other interests with you.

%d bloggers like this: