Each month I host an open meeting at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages.
Black Swan Green
Quite different from 'Cloud Atlas', many were surprised that they enjoyed this book.
Half of a Yellow Sun
A vivid insight into the politics of Nigeria, enjoyed by most of the group.
One Good Turn
A murder mystery with great characterisation and humour. The women loved it, the men hated it - they wanted more plot and less introspection.
The Interpretation of Murder
Not a great work of literature, but some in the group enjoyed it so resulting in a good discussion.
A light thriller full of cliches and inconsistencies. There was some humour, but overall this wasn't liked.
Members of the group who also read Howard's End, the inspiration for this book, were enthusiastic in their praise of both books!