"The cross-cultural connections multiply and the image of the almond is sent back to us from everywhere, as though by telepathy. Cixous's vision snaps into focus: the almond is her sensory acrostic for the Proustian madeleine. Its 'telepathic' attraction for its lost other half, if we can tune into it, has the power to body forth the world."
Times Literary Supplement
"A fascinating text, whose highly personal exploration of the author's passion for certain books opens onto a
consideration of the relationship between reading and childhood in general."
Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London
"Read this enchanted book before it is too late to learn that childhood is indispensable for true reading, that the truth arrives too late, and that through the prison bars of ‘too late' lies the path - the telepathic path - to happiness. Each step counts."
Sarah Wood, University of Kent
• All of her books tend to be written as philosophical novels, combining elements of autobiography and fiction with reflection of a more philosophical and psychoanalytic kind.
• This is a mixture of autobiography and philosophy and a very enjoyable read.
• The text includes allusions to Freud and Derrida and should appeal to those interested in philosophy and literary criticism.