Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Tonight's club is discussing Tea Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife"
We meet the third Monday night of each month at 6:30PM unless there is a scheduling conflict, as there was this month.
If you've read the book and aren't able to make it to the discussion, you can post your thoughts here. Those who wish to can respond and comment on your thoughts or add their own.

The consensus after our meeting Tuesday night leaned more towards unsatisfied with the book versus, loved the book. The main issue was how difficult it was to get into the story because of the author's use of the short story. Each chapter seemed to bring about a new tale that was, in my opinion, quite good, but brought more confusion as the reader had to try and figure out how the author meant to connect each tale to the others. "It was just really hard to get into," would be a statement to sum it all up.

Interestinly, this book did seem to bring out a good discussion as we spent a large part of the hour working together to figure out what so many of the character's and events meant to each other. Overall, most of us were left with a feeling that this young, twenty something author has a little more maturing to do in the literary field. We praise her for her attempt and some of us are interested in seeing what she is capable of in a few more years.

Next month we read our first non-fiction title: Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by the husband and wife team Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo.

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