Distance in writing

The words breathed on the page and I lost them. But where were my eyes? Too outside myself, or too deep inside. My voice became ostracised.  For me, the narrative voice and distance of the narrator is one of the most interesting aspects of a poem or novel. A text should be like an entity of…

ONE DAY by David Nicholls

I was recently reminded of one of my favourite books the other day when I was over for dinner at J’s parent’s house: One Day by David Nicholls. It is beautifully written and you really do come away feeling like you have been close friends with Em and Dex, Dex and Em for years. My copy soon started to…