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After book three it would be difficult not to look forward to book four Elena bathes in the success of her published novel, but struggles to write after the birth of her two daughters, and with her husband s dependence on her central domestic role Elena loves Pietro, but the differences between them become increasingly apparent In the meanwhile, she comes to Lila s aid at the request of old neighbourhood friends Enzo and Pasquale Lila collapses with exhaustion after her struggles with harrasment and unremitting hard work at the sausage factory Elena looks after Lila s son Gennaro for a while, and she also intervenes on her behalf by using her new contacts within her husband s socially influential family Political struggle between Fascist and Communist elements becomes increasingly prominent in this story, as does the role of women during these changing times of the late 60 s and 70 s.When Elena revisits the old neighbourhood, there are some changes and new riches, but the stifling influence continues to feel like an entrapment.Lila s fortunes change, and Elena becomes increasingly consumed by passion, both have a sense of risk and danger about them The tension between hostility and tenderness between the friends is quite unique to this series of novels. The incredible story continues in book three of the critically acclaimed Neapolitan novels In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom were first introduced in My Brilliant Friend, have become women Lila married atand has a young son she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the s Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond This is love I ve never read books so quickly with such intensity I m on my 4th book and I m dreading to reach the last page knowing that it s the last second they d be part of my life Story is about the two dazzling girls and how they each shape each others lives and really exquisitely told.I share a close friendship with two girls myself for over two decades and they are each so very magical Not many people can enter our worlds but these girls in the books and Elena Ferrante really have Best story telling. Fantastic I have loved all the Neapolitan novels but they seem to get even better as they go along The portraits of Naples and the neighbourhood are so vivid it is like reading a film script The relationship between the women is rivetting But so, too, are their life stories These books are page turners which are also beautifully written Ferrante has a frankness which is very appealling Her novels never seem contrived, just well observed and utterly absorbing I can t wait for the fourth to be translated into English This is the third installment in this gripping story of friends Elena and Lila set in Italy I was immersed in their lives and can t wait to read the 4th and final book in the series I feel that the characters are so real and believable A great read I have loved all of the Neopolitan Novels, there s a richness and depth to them, they paint a picture of a lifetime of female friendship, of Neopolitan life, the consequences of love and beneath it all the enduring personalities of two women. As with the previous two books, a brilliant insight into a working class district of Naples starting in the forties It follows the lives of two friends as they battle against the prevailing norms and class structure of the times The different paths the two friends embark on and the strong thread of friendship which runs through through the narrative. I love this series of books The eloquence with which Elena Ferrente writes about the human psychology is thrilling to read.I love Lila and Elena entwined lives This third book I found a bit gloomier in its political era I preferred the first and second books.However the author writes this story soo well.