Book Group listing
Book Group meetings in 2015
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.
While most enjoyed the modern day story in this book of two halves, everyone felt challenged and some were exasperated by the cleverness of the author.
High expectations from a great cover and intriguing, if odd, opening, but everyone agreed the novel didn't deliver. Muddled and disappointing.
A warning of things to come? Writing was flawed but the plot held all enthralled and led to an animated discussion.
A fascinating and moving book which provoked much discussion regarding the style of writing, but particularly the cultural and political setting. Very thought provoking.
The best book he'd ever read, said one. There was no plot, no story, said another. Most felt it was beautiful and sad.
Most agreed this was a brilliantly written, enjoyable book about a difficult subject. Some found it too unsettling.
A thought-provoking, gripping and haunting account of the end of civilisation.
Is this really about a cat? A short, puzzling book. Repetition and clunky translation got in the way of overall enjoyment.
A fascinating discussion as everyone seemed to respond to the book differently - a story of family, abuse, political allegory.
A powerful, evocative account of a tough life in the deep south of America. Beautiful writing, vivid descriptions, fascinating characters.