There are several quotations I could have picked in which Baines neatly sums up her theme but here’s my favourite: ‘your life might go one way, or a completely different other’. Most of us like the idea of certainty – it makes us feel safe – but as this thoughtful collection reminds us there’s precious little of it in life, although sometimes – as in fiction – that makes it more interesting.
Monday, January 04, 2016
Review of Used to Be on A Life in Books
'niftily overturn[s] apparent certainties, often in a series of small revelations and delivering the occasional killer punch.' After considering several of the stories, she concludes: