02. I expect I’ll be pondering Hot Milk for a long time. Since I finished it, I’ve read lots of reviews, trying to grapple with #ALLTHEMESSAGES that I’ve no doubt missed. I liked this review (for its medusa references) – “Hot Milk is a joyful concoction of poetry, myth, fable, jokes…” and “This novel, this tango, is as luscious and cruel and funny as it is revelatory…”. I also like the last para in this review (but not the conclusion that as a narrative, it is wanting) – “As a series of images, the book exerts a seductive, arcane power, rather like a deck of tarot cards, every page seething with lavish, cryptic innuendo.”
05. Also, how did I not know there was an opera of Jane Eyre?
06. I’m getting my microbiome screened. It involves posting poo – you can’t dress that up in any way other than acknowledging that it’s weird.
07. Finishing with some Barry because I’m already excited about his 2017 tour.
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