The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Lena adds more people to her list, Arseholes I Have Known.

3/5 Liked it more than the others (probably residual joy after watching My Brilliant Friend).

Find my other unhelpful reviews of the Neapolitan series here, here and here.

As part of the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge, I’m comparing the Belfast summer and Melburnian winter. The results for the day I finished this book (June 28): Belfast 15°-22° and Melbourne 13°-19°.

13 responses

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    • I’m actually glad I finished it (and only read the final instalment because I recently watched the tv series of the first book and thought it was fantastic). If you like a meandering narrative; lots of navel-gazing; and stories about people who never learn from past mistakes, then this is the series for you!

  2. This is one book series I couldn’t summon up enough enthusiasm to read… so hence never had much enthusiasm for a tv series either. Maybe on a dark winter evening when there is nothing else to amuse me I might go for it

    • I only watched the tv series because I visited Naples earlier this year and loved it (Naples). The tv series was fantastic and now I’m eagerly waiting the second series 😬

  3. It’s weird. I loved the first book but I don’t feel inclined to read the rest of them. I got halfway through the tv series and though I liked it I did not watch it to the end. Lovely but not impelling?

  4. I’ve read the first three and really enjoyed them, yet somehow have never got round to finishing the quartet – and I am something of an extreme finisher when it comes to books and series. Your review has reminded me of my intentions to finally complete the set…

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