February Book Discussions

Pageturners had a wonderful time talking about two well-regarded authors Richard Flanagan and Kate Grenville, Now we don’t want to give too much away…. but here is what some of the discussions were about. The lunchtime group discussed The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan:

It was a mixed response for this book by Richard Flanagan. Some people enjoy his works and others do not. In this book some felt he was clearly grieving for the way we live and treat the planet while others thought there was too much symbolism. Comments included “I really enjoyed it, I’m still thinking about it, there was magic realism, the missing body parts bit was weird to read, he was ticking off issues, it was so depressing, didn’t enjoy it, it’s a worthwhile subject, he was jumping on the bandwagon, it was well done, it started off so strangely – I wondered what language is this? dark and intense, I really loved it and I will remember this one for a long time.”

The conclusion was there may be more to this book than we realise. Intrigued? Can’t wait to hear what the Evening Pageturners think about it.

The next Pageturners lunchtime meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 March at 12.30pm at Orange City Library to discuss A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville. Please book your place online or call 6393 8132.

The Pageturners evening group also had an interesting chat about Kate Grenville’s A Room Made of Leaves. Again we don’t want to give too much away but the outstanding thing was an extremely high rating of mostly 4s out of 5 – from everyone! Discussions centered mostly around “fact or fiction”. Comments included “excellent, a lot of subtext, good pace, descriptive language, very creative, easy read, like the way she writes, Macarthur was a difficult man, one for the women, loved the title” and more…to be continued.

Other books mentioned in discussions were: The Land of Avocado by Richard Glover, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whithead.

The next Pageturners evening meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 March at 5.30pm at Orange City Library to talk about The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan. Please book your place online or call 6393 8132.

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