Our Pageturners had varied views about The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende which made for a great discussion. Comments included: it was three stories intertwined – each person facing displacement, plot too slick, big disappointment, intricate plot, I thought it was romantic, talks about passion by I was only engaged as a bystander – like reading a newspaper, it struck a chord with me, lots of details but not overloaded, not completely predictable, they were in an interesting aged care facility, enjoyed it and it was easy to read.
Star ratings for the book ranged from 3 to 4 stars.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th August to talk about works by H.G. Wells – The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine.