Thursday, July 27, 2006
Don't Move by Margaret Mazzantini
This book won Italy's most prestigious literary prize, the Premio Strega and was made into a movie a few years back. The main character, a surgeon named Timoteo, recalls the regrets of his past as his only daughter is being operated on following an accident. Parts of the novel were very disturbing. Timoteo is not a character you feel sympathy for, but you want to continue reading to find out how the plot is resolved. It left a Lolita-like film on my brain.