Book Group 2
CURRENTLY MEETING ON ZOOM DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 11am at a member's home in Ross.
Book Group 2 (The Really Good Readers) has a hard core of members who come along to exchange views on the chosen book. Coffee and cake out of the way, gossip forgotten, the discussion can become heated. A potted biography of the author is usually available and besides content we discuss style and what we, as readers, got out of the book. We have space for one or two new members. Please contact the Group Co-ordinator. The library usually sends 12 - 15 books, occasionally a large print copy and very occasionally a Spoken Word.
Everyone welcome, all views are important and will always be heard.
Here are the group’s ratings of the last few months:
March 2021 'A Gentleman in Moscow' by Amor Towles
The story of Count Rostov living under house arrest in the Hotel Metropol between 1922-54 under the Bolshevik regime. This book is full of humour and charm with some well drawn, likeable and interesting characters. There is a parallel with the Count's house arrest and our current lockdown situation! The Count's positive attitude and his philosophy about life could be useful lessons for us all.
Enjoyment 8; Writing Style 7; Recommend/read again Yes; Overall 8
April 2021 'Prisoner in Tehran' by Marina Nemat
An eye-opening account of being imprisoned at age 16 in Evin, Tehran's notorious prison. It is also a memoir, portraying vivid and evocative scenes from a happy and carefree childhood.
Satisfaction 8:; Writing Style 7; Recommend/read again Yes; Overall 8.
May 2021 'The Accidental' by Ali Smith
A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves. The Accidental explores the nature of truth, the role of fate and the power of storytelling.
Satisfaction 8; Writing Style 8; Recommend/read again Yes; Overall 8