Inside our minds great forces rage and collide and strange convoluted processes are developed in order to avoid internal obstacles and keep the status quo. Former versions of ourselves wander through the inner labyrinth, exerting terrific pressure on our decision making and often dictating reactions in illogical ways. We have this charming, quaint idea that we’re in control of ourselves, but it only takes a little stress, conflict or fear to make a mockery of that. It’s a jungle in there.
Lilian Nattel’s latest novel, Web of Angels, goes further than any novel I think I’ve ever read in dramatising the strange brilliance of inner life.
I was a bit nervous about what the marvelous Litlove would make of my latest, though of course I was thrilled she would make the effort to order a copy from across the pond. So it is with the greatest delight I can say thank you to Litlove and urge anyone who has a moment to read the review at the link above.