Thursday, October 8, 2015

10-12 Book Club Report

There were 14 in attendance (out of 20) at Tuesday night's 10-12 Book Club (it seems there were choir rehearsals and surprise pop tests that kept people away) to discuss Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick.

Everyone pretty much agreed that they started out unsure about the book but were quickly pulled in and then couldn't put it down. Although the topic was controversial (and caused two book club members to stop reading at various points), most felt that the protagonist was interesting (although weird) and the story was well written. Only one person expressed active dislike for the book. A few were uncomfortable with the open ending, but most felt it was appropriate and gave them what they needed to know. Our rating was a solid 8 (high for this group).

Next month, we will be discussing Lexicon, by Max Barry, and the month after that we will read The Martian, by Andy Weir.

Other books we considered (in alpha order by author):

Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia
The Bride's Farewell, by Meg Rosoff
Lock-in, by John Scalzi

Our next meeting will be held on November 3. You can pick up your copy of Lexicon Wednesday after 4 p.m. at either library.


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