Writing I Love — How to Stop Time
This week, ununsually for me, featuring a novel I just read, an exquisite story by the wonderful Matt Haig.
From the Guardian’s review, starting with the opening of the book :
“You see, I have a condition,” Tom Hazard, the narrator of this engaging novel, confesses on page one. He is quasi-immortal. “I am old — old in the way that a tree, or a quahog clam, or a Renaissance painting is old. I was born well over four hundred years ago, on the third of March 1581 …” For every 13 or 14 human years, he ages one year. But far from bringing him godlike…