Browsers Book Group list for 2009
Each month I host an open meeting at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages.
Humorous characterisation, and gentle description, it was considered an enjoyable book.
Cover image and blurb was considered misleading, and the group felt so much more could have been said in the book.
A light read which was disappointing in its lack of depth. The author writing as females was considered ineffective.
Another book which divided the group: some found it intriguing and atmospheric, others were frustrated.
A puzzling book which some championed, but others felt disappointing.
A deceptively easy read but with the author's on words and difficult themes to explore, this proved a thought-provoking discussion.
An atmospheric account of wartime London for women, with the reverse chronology adding an interesting element.
A dark book with no likeable characters, however the two men who attended enjoyed it.
Taken out of their comfort zone, most enjoyed this book but a number of members were very distressed by the account of violence towards women.