Life (Almost) Mimicking Fiction
Without spoiling the plot, there was a development towards the end which I thought might be far-fetched...until I read in the newspaper this morning about a woman from Derby who found that the headaches and scratching noise she was hearing was due to an infestation of flesh-eating maggots in her ear. She had recently been on a holiday to Peru, remembered walking through a swarm of flies, and having extracted one from her ear, thought little more about it. Unfortunately, its maggots turned out to be a rare sort that relished the flavour of living flesh. It makes the incident in Music and Silence sound almost tame in comparison.