“For those of you who do not know me, the first thing I need to say is that I’m not a human being” (3).
“As I am sure you will agree, one of the great strengths of the British people is a clear understanding of one’s place (103)”.
“The mountain was indifferent – it always had been.”
”Magic is the moment when a ghost appears on the stage…”
“…William had never seen such a thing on the head of a white man.”
These two writing styles are polar opposites…
After having read many of his previous titles with a complete immersion in the author’s Sicily, the perseverance gives way to tiredness.