The Bad Girl
This started out reading a little bit too simplistic-romantic for me, but as the ‘good boy’ matures, along with his ‘bad girl’, so too does the relationship; and not always for the healthier…
Books that span an entire lifetime of a character always spook me a bit; maybe it’s the idea that a life *can* be covered in so few pages, or that feeling that there’s only finite time allotted to a person, but anyway, Mario Vargas Llosa does it beautifully.
There is a lot of depth to both the main and the (sometimes peculiar!) supporting characters that draws you in; I read the whole thing in 3 days.
I really enjoyed this book, will recommend it to others and definitely check out more of Llosa’s writing; leave a note if you know of any that stand out in particular.