April 10, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Our April book will be: 'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki which won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Novel.
Zola's 'Germinal' didn't seem to be a popular choice with only two members finishing the novel! Some readers found it "claustrophobic" with poor characterisation and Zola's broad brush approach was seen as a bit too observational.
On the other hand, many readers enjoyed the quality of the writing with the riot scene and description of the fete found particularly powerful. "One of the best books I have ever read" with a brilliant picture of the contrast between rich and poor.
See you in April!