Book Group listing
Book Group meetings in 2012
Each month we have an open meeting in the bookshop read more about it here. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages.
A moving and lyrical account of the loss of a child, but the description of life on a boat was marred by the inaccurate nautical information, members said.
A book flawed by historical inaccuracies, members pointed out, though others thought some of the scenes very powerfully written.
A beautiful, compelling account of a fascinating period of history for some, but too much detail, too many characters and an unsatisfying story for others!
Disturbing content but beautiful writing. This was the consensus regarding the first of the Patrick Melrose novels.
Sights and smells were vividly presented in this book but members felt it wasn't a light read; it required 'work' but was marvellously written.
Stunning sensual descriptions in this magical tale, considered effective and enjoyable. The film was recommended.
A potential Olympic rower goes out on the river at dusk, and disappears. Members of Deben Rowing Club wanted more about the rowing!
Most agreed that this was a beautiful, clever and inventive book. Some felt it was too gimmicky.
A lively discussion with a good attendance. While most people said they had enjoyed the book as a light read, some found elements of the writing disappointing.