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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 59 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 May 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CTFL3PK
Memento Mori Audiobook – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
A wonderful book - if you like Hilary Mantel, you should adore Spark. I bought a few of Sparks novels recently because I wanted to try and find a few more female writers I could enjoy besides Mantel, Murdoch, Atwood, Drabble, Weldon. All my absolute favourite writers, aside from Mantel, seem to be men - as a woman, I feel this is perverse, and I am seeking to rectify it. I think I can definitely add Spark to the list. Her ruthless little books fit very neatly into the little modern-gothic niche in my heart's bookshelf!
The other characters in the book who were looked after at home or persuaded to enter private nursing homes had, surprisingly, a more difficult time with little sympathy. The character who telephoned as a 'memento mori' was never revealed although the message is clear. The real question is: how does one want to die and where? This is emphatically not an argument for euthanasia but for the elderly to be treated with respect and kindness.
The act of purchasing it was simple, and perfectly satisfactory with Amazon fulfilling it's delivery and condition "promises" .
In fact the condition was pristine and the delivery was early - remarkable in these casual times.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed my second foray into the startling world of Muriel Spark, having previously read 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' a few years back. Read morePublished 4 months ago by nigeyb
The best British women-writer, a really good novel, interesting and well-written.Published 6 months ago by Harry
Set in mid-50s London, this short novel begins with an interconnected group of old people who start to receive anonymous phone calls which say “Remember you must die”. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amanda Jenkinson
I didn't enjoy this so stopped reading it. It was difficult to get to know who all the different characters were and I found it boring.Published 19 months ago by Rayjo
No, just don't like Muriel Spark. Her dislike of all human beings isn't especially clever, cynicism is not a great viewpoint. Read morePublished 20 months ago by IMG