In a nod to my Neapolitan Heritage I asked for all four of the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Farrante for Christmas last year.  It has taken me 11 months to finish the first novel.  I spent three months struggling to about half way.  Then I put it down on the bedside table and didn’t pick it up again until a month ago.  Having allowed my brain to process the beginnings of this epic tale I have positively whizzed through the remainder of the novel.  I am now hooked and am about to start Book Two.