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Let's discuss .....'Tigers in Red Weather' by Liza Klaussman

  • Jun 27, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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  Book Description

Nick and her cousin Helena have grown up together, sharing long hot summers at Tiger House. With husbands and children of their own, they keep returning. But against a background of parties, cocktails, moonlight and jazz, how long can perfection last? There is always the summer that changes everything

'It’s hard to know where to start a review of this startling debut novel because Tigers in Red Weather is absolutely packed with plot . . . anybody who enjoys Mad Men will almost certainly like this book . . . heady, page-turning stuff — the intelligent beach read of the summer.' Sunday Times

‘Postwar America, beautiful and damaged people, secrets and lies and passions and martinis and the smell of something rotting beneath the fragrance of summer . . . an immensely gripping and well-told tale of two generations . . . It is part of the considerable pleasure of this novel that much of it reminds you of other stories, in prose and film. You are on familiar but never stale territory, and you read on with the growing conviction that a nasty surprise lies around the corner.’ Guardian

'Tigers in Red Weather yokes literary craftmanship to a strong, engaging plot . . . The stakes are raised with artful subtlety over the course of the novel . . . The final sequence, told by a relative outsider, is impressively disquieting and concludes this arresting debut with a flourish of ventriloquism’ Literary Review

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  • Susanne

    Twelve book club members came to the meeting. Average rating of the book was decided on 3 (1=not good, 5=excellent). Many readers were reminded of the Great Gatsby era, but felt the story to be more shallow in comparison. Quite a few readers felt it hard to indulge into the story, particularly when a new character took over in a new chapter. Readers felt sorry for Daisy since her parents were very busy with their own meaning of life, whilst it wasn't a surprise that Ed did commit crimes based on the incidents/observations in his childhood. Hughes struggled with his own uncertainty and guilt but was rated as the most likeable character. However, the book members appreciated the choice of the book as it would not be a book they would choose on their own and were given the opportunity to read something differently.

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dear All

      July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry will start again. Just wanted to make you all laugh was reading the wrong Tigers in Red Weather - my book was by Ruth Padel and was actually about tigers! First time I've ordered wrong book for anything and ironically library had Lisa Klausman's title as well. No wonder I only managed 2 chapters!! Hope you're enjoying hot weather. If can't make Aug look forward to seeing you in Sept.

      July 16, 2013

  • Susanne

    There is a new discussion in the forum, where I will list all the books suggested starting from this meeting, since many interesting book titles were provided, but we can only decide on one :).
    This provides you with the opportunity to catch up with other books as well as the next meeting will be in 6weeks time.

    Lastly, there was great interest in a theatre visit of the play 'The curious incident of the dog in the night-time'. Tickets in July/August are available form £16. Please let us know, if you would be interested and we could book a matinee? in August? Have a lovely summer day and see you all next time!
    All the best
    Susanne

    June 30, 2013

    • Sheila C.

      Hi Susanne - meant to get back to you before but been out and about enjoying the good weather. I eould be really interested in the theatre visit so it would be great to receive further details. Thanks for organising. Off to start the new book now in the sunshine. Sheila Chalklen

      July 16, 2013

  • Susanne

    Dear all,

    thank you very much for your feedback and interest in the book discussion of 'Tigers in Red Weather'.

    As always, we shared interesting views on the book and enjoyed the very friendly hospitality of the restaurant.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How did it go on Thursday? Did everyone enjoy the book? Took me a while to get into it but I found it strangely addictive in the end.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make it tonight. Have a good evening and see you at the next one. Tasha xx

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really sorry, just found out I have to go into the city tomorrow for a meeting at 8.00! Will be in bed by 7.30 - lol! Will come next time and will try to have read the book!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dont think I can make it as will be in London all day & just couldn't get into this book at all. Would be interested to know what others think.

    June 27, 2013

  • Susanne

    Dear all,
    I am very much looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Can't wait to the lively discussion.
    Susanne x

    June 26, 2013

  • Susanne

    Dear Emma,
    the book club starts officially at 8pm. We meet at 7.30pm. Please do come along by all means.
    Looking forward to meeting you
    Best wishes
    Susanne

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, sorry Im not going to make it tomorrow. I have loved the book though. Im looking forward to the next one.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to miss tomorrow, have an essay which needs to be in, have great time!

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make the meeting after all. X

    June 25, 2013

  • Emma S.

    Hi. How long do the meetings last? Would love to come along on Thursday but can't get there until about 8.30. Is that O K?

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't read the book but looking forward to the discussion and a night out!

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really sorry i wont be able to attend on the 27th but i have been given the opportunity to 'borrow' a friends house on the coast for a few days. See you all next time

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly I can't make this one, nor any more for a while as I'm waiting an ankle bone fusion so mobility is hard.

    Enjoy the book, though.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to seeing you all again.

    May 22, 2013

  • Jill M.

    just ordered the book, can't wait to get started!

    May 19, 2013

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