Thursday, March 3, 2016
Found in the Street
"surprisingly upbeat," despite the horrific situation and its realistic aftermath. My paperback copy had an interview with the author, Emma Donoghue, who stressed that it was about mother love--yes!--but without sentimentality. Indeed. (I note that the DVD cover, just out yesterday, provides spoilers, as none of the early readers did. Just read it, they said, in essence. Finally, I did. So I could watch the movie without guilt.) Now I am hooked on Highsmith.Why haven't I read her before?