When you guys were reading The Idiot I couldn't read it with you, I think one of the reasons was that my copy of The Idiot was very small font and a cheap edition (I don't buy those anymore, I only buy books that are a pleasure to hold in the hand, nice paper, nice print.) I read Suite Francaise and I am convinced that Irene Nemirovsky is a literary genius and I am very sad that she died the way she died, along with 6 million others.
I recently found a copy of the Idiot that I liked. Being ahead on the Bad Girl front and having extra time by skipping Tomcat Murr, I started to read The Idiot.
And what a shock the opening pages are! Three complete strangers share the most personal details of their lives. is this possible, is this realistic? They are talking about their family problems, love affairs, money troubles... Minutes after they have met. Can this really happen?
I am asking but I know very well that it can happen in small town turkey. I have heard people share their family/health/money issues with complete strangers in doctor's waiting room, or on the bus going from one town to another.
Like today's internet. How people share the most personal details with people they have never even seen in person.
ps: I haven't read the comments in this thread. I am just at the beginning of the book.
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