Reader beware! Didion is a great writer, but also a haunting one.
Here she reflects on the death of her husband. She also writes about the brutal circumstances of her only child’s ailments which eventually kill her shortly after Didion’s husband.
Didion does not believe God is in control. As she writes, “The eye is not on the sparrow.”
So be careful if you choose to read this seductive and sad book. Discerning readers will be enriched, but one must be ready to face the utter hopelessness of one who does not believe there is anything/anyone beyond this world.