Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It's called escape.
When your brain is full of overwhelming images and dire predictions and doom and disaster and... all the other D words, you look for something else. Something that will allow you to push all of those D thoughts into a small compartment marked 'Do Not Think About', at least for a little while.
Today I spent some time with Maeve Binchy. Warm, funny, easy and accessible. Minding Frankie - not one of her best, I thought, but still a salve in a week where the general awfulness factor has been high on a world-scale. It could just as easily have been Cathy Kelly. Or Monica McInerney. Or Marian Keyes (for added bite). Or any of the other hundreds of stellar female authors writing contemporary women's fiction.
Another world. Where things, generally, work out.
The perfect tonic to this one.
Who's your go-to author when you need to escape?