something to tell you

i officially love hanif kureshi. from the very first page of 'something to tell you', he had me reeling with love. nothing but love. let me explain:

"Secrets are my currency: I deal in them for a living. The secrets of desire, of what people really want, and of what they fear the most. The secrets of why love is difficult, sex complicated, living painful and death so close and yet placed far away. Why are pleasure and punishment closely related? How do our bodies speak? Why do we make ourselves ill? Why do you want to fail? Why is pleasure so hard to bear?"

these are the opening lines of the book.
what can i say, he had me at 'secrets'.

No comments: