Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Shocking and compulsive
"This book is about leaving your wife and everything you know. It's about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, the ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of children's birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write. This book is about one man's life but everyone else's too."
How hard can it be to copy a straight piece of text from the back of a book? Eight mistypes and five spelling mistakes. To stay fit and alert in the mind and body I need to walk two miles a day every day. In a week I'll be fourteen miles away (what good is that?).