Sam Leith

What The Doctor Did

Don't Move

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‘WOMEN’, WROTE GERMAINEG Greer in The Female Eunuch, ‘have very little idea of how much men hate them – men do not themselves know the depth of their hatred.’ Margaret Mazzantini, the Italian author of this captivating, utterly horrific novel, appears to be an exception. I cannot remember having read a story delivered in the first person since Lolita whose narrator is at once so monstrous and so opaque to himself.

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