I have this foolish idea that I may try to organise a read-along of the first novel in the series, My Brilliant Friend, not until Pater and I have moved into our new home in September, but something that takes a manageable approach to reading and posting, perhaps a chapter at a time. . . I'm hoping to draw more readers over from my other blog, but I want to do some planning first so that I don't get myself caught up in commitments I can't meet.
For now, I apologise profusely, but I'm reneging on my promise to write more about the Neapolitan series -- it's either that or sneak away from the blog in shame and never post my reading again, and I'm not ready to do that. In fact, tomorrow I'm going to give you my list of What I've Read So Far in 2016, since we're now halfway through the year -- maybe we can compare notes. Meanwhile, to round out our conversation about Ferrante for the moment here are some thoughts fellow reader Dottoressa sent me by email quite some time ago, with my apologies for taking so long to share them with you: