Book Group listing
Book Group meetings
Each month we have an open meeting in a hall close to 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.
There was almost unanimous disappointment with this book. Powerful monthly magazine short stories did not transfer to a satisfying or coherent novel.
Beautiful, sparse writing presenting complex and sobering issues. A thought-provoking read which prompted a lively discussion.
An astonishing book which puzzled, troubled, amused and moved the group. So many themes to explore - relationships, family, science, animal rights, guilt, grief...
There was too much here for one discussion! Powerful, poetic language, humour, vivid characterisation, a huge variety of themes and issues to ponder.
Most were puzzled by the book. Some enjoyed the humour, others liked exploring the deeper meaning, a few were disappointed.
A bleak account of an unfulfilled life, but most of the group appreciated the truth, realism and beautiful writing.