Novels I Keep On My Desk

A Month In The Country

November 18, 2017

‘You know how it is when a tricky job is going well because you’re doing things the way they should be done, when you’re working in rhythm and feel a reassuring confidence that everything’s unravelling naturally and all will be right in the end.’


The Line of Beauty

May 28, 2015

“He took possession of the room, and talked himself out of a tiny sense of disappointment with it.”


Call Me By Your Name

May 18, 2015 | Tags:

"If you remember everything, I wanted to say, and if you are really like me, then before you leave tomorrow, or when you’re just ready to shut the door of the taxi and have already said goodbye to everyone else and there’s not a thing left to say in this life, then, just this once, turn to me, even in jest, or as an afterthought, which would have meant everything to me when we were together, and as you did back then, look me in the face, hold my gaze, and call me by your name."