Lunchtime read: A Life’s Music

It is easy to get stuck in a grove but if you are enjoying it then a little bit more of what you like should do no harm. For that reason it was without a great deal of hesitation that the lunchtime read choice went straight from one Andrei Makine to another.

I only managed to start the very first few pages of this novella but already the scene is set with a bitterly cold train station in Russia the location. A bunch of travellers are left huddled in the waiting room while they wait for a train, which is going to be delayed by six hours. That gives the narrator, who you have no idea of anything about them even the sex, time to wander round the waiting room and out onto the platform almost like a camera panning the opening scene setting sequence for a film.

More tomorrow…

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