The Door, Magda Szabo.

I always have high expectations when opening an NYRB Classics book, but this one felt a little slight. The relationship between the narrator and the subject, is interesting but the machinery of the narrative is really rather basic. A thing unfolds.

Update: Book is being praised on Twitter again, reminding me that that’s what led me to this book. Many smart and discerning people love it… de gustibus I guess.