by Anna North
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most. Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be 'more like life than life itself'. But her genius comes at a terrible cost: to her husband, to the brother she left behind, and to the actress she can't forget.
Ben Says: This book just sneaked in as one of my favourites of the year. The intimate portrayal of an intense and beautiful life is controlled cleverly by the author through the shifts in perspective and time. Wonderful, addictive writing. You should get it.