It is sentences like these which instantly make me feel at home, because they describe the questions I myself have often asked and the feelings I myself often feel. It is for this reason too that Underworld resonates with my own life and that I like to return to it from time to time.
As a child I used to read a lot. At night when I should have gone to sleep I was always reading under my blanket. My parents used to check on me whether I had really gone to sleep or was still reading by looking for the light of my reading lamp underneath the door to my room. And so I covered myself with my blanket and read sentence by sentence with my torch. I must have been 9 or 10 years old when my mother gave me a big encyclopedia of Greek mythology. I absolutely loved it.