Books We’ve Read in 2013
9. Inshallah by Oriana Fallaci
"No matter how a story (lived or invented) concludes, and whether or not we’ve divined how it will conclude, there’s something disquieting in the curtain that begins to lower over its epilogue. Something that recalls the precariousness of life, its unrepeatability, its inevitable and ineluctable goal. While the wires of the mechanism holding the curtain slacken and slowly bring down the folds, we seem to be looking at a candle that little by little dies out to leave us in an obscurity full of perils."