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by Elena Ferrante
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it 1 year ago
"The solitude of women’s minds is regrettable, I said to myself, it’s a waste to be separated from each other, without procedures, without tradition." (72%) TW: This book contains SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE I need time for my heart and my mind to recover. And to think this isn't the last book...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 2 years ago
I'm glad I became enchanted with this series before the furor around unmasking Elena Ferrante broke. These books are as delicate as they are brutal, as biting as they are comforting.
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
I love the relationship between Elena and Lina, Elena's approach to feminism, the relationship with her sister-in-law. I hope the next book has fewer pages dedicated to the Neapolitan Prince Charming, Nino.
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 3 years ago
My goodness, could these get any better. There is something so raw and exposing about these characters, you almost feel embarrassed for them. In my review of the first book, I mentioned how the books were woman-centric without being feminist themed. Strike that. Lenu and Lila are all grown up...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 3 years ago
My goodness, could these get any better. There is something so raw and exposing about these characters, you almost feel embarrassed for them. In my review of the first book, I mentioned how the books were woman centric without being feminist themed. Strike that. Lenu and Lila are all grown up an...
All about me
All about me rated it 3 years ago
I'm really getting into the story and looking forward to the final instalment. I am finding Ferrante's perspective on gender relations and also the tension and intimacy between female friends fascinating. I'm enjoying the setting of the exploration of these topics in the context of crime and violenc...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
This is a great series (or rather, a great book published in several volumes), and it only improves as it goes. In this third volume, Elena and Lila are both young women; Elena is now a published novelist engaged to her university classmate, while Lila begins the novel working in a sausage factory. ...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
This is a great series (or rather, a great book published in several volumes), and it only improves as it goes. In this third volume, Elena and Lila are both young women; Elena is now a published novelist engaged to her university classmate, while Lila begins the novel working in a sausage factory. ...
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