Last night was our book club for the discussion of Tinkers. It was a very split opinion on the book three not having read or finished, another three who detested it and two (myself included) who loved it. My mother, who didn’t finish it (she’s a very bad moderator) brought along some bad reviews via Amazon almost to justify her dislike for the novel. There was one who said she gave the book to the library book sale because if she gave it to a loved one that might imply that she liked it. But, most of the reviews, and everyone agreed here that there was no actual plot, just lovely prose.
At the end of the discussion we sat down and chose the titles for our next six meetings.
January — Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig
February — The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann
March — The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
May — The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
June — The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
August — Room by Emma Donoghue
P.S. at the last discussion we had a difficult member, we have since “misplaced” her email.