New Directions Publishing, 2000 - 224 páginas
In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone informs each, "Remember you must die." Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled by these seemingly supernatural phone calls, and in the resulting flurry many old secrets are dusted off. Beneath the once decorous surface of their lives, unsavories like blackmail and adultery are now to be glimpsed. As spooky as it is witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - copyedit52 - www.librarything.com
Acerbically humorous and insightful book about old people--seventy is the entry age to this club in Memento Mori--aging, dementia, nagging aches and pains, rewriting and vying to get into last testament wills, built around a crank or maybe not so crank phone call. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - ffortsa - www.librarything.com
Speaking of endings, we did have a discussion about Muriel Spark's [Memento Mori] - how appropriate. You can't get more aware of your own end than the people in this novel get, with some mysterious ... Leer comentario completo