Jane Austen Book Club

by Karen Joy Fowler | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141020261 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 3/23/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Bought this for my bookgroup next Month (April 2005)

Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, April 02, 2005
I enjoyed this, but was slightly disappointed by it - after all the rave reviews, I expected more. I didn't feel the relationships between the book club members were particularly well developed, all the characters seemed a bit 2 dimensional, and the narrative didn't really drive forward. If you want to read a great novel based on a bookgroup, try The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble!

Unfortunately I'm missing the April Zurich Bookgroup meeting, but will get a report from another member and record the discussion here.

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Journal Entry 3 by KatColorado from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, April 22, 2005
Thx again for lending it to me.

We had the bookgroup meeting yesterday, we - that's only Allison, Emily and me. But it was nice anyway, apart from the snotty waitress who didn't want to bring us our check in the end, maybe because we didn't wear any fuck-me boots (which was actually Emily's interpretation ;-))

I guess we all liked the book okay but none of us loved it. Emily hated the name "Prudie", Allison thought that Sylvia didn't behave like a hispanic and I didn't really understand how Grigg ended up in this bookgroup.

Here you can read what I wrote when I read the book the first time (it's now a bookring ;-)

We had fun choosing questions from the end of the book, somehow we most of the time chose the third one. We took them as a starting point and ended anywhere.

I would like to read The Reading Group sometimes ;-))

Released 13 yrs ago (5/6/2005 UTC) at Hauptbahnhof - Ebay Point in Haupthalle in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland



I will return this book to nice-cup-of-tea at exactly 8:45 on Friday, just before we will go by train to Basel to the MegameetUp...

Journal Entry 5 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, May 07, 2005
Safely picked up my book from KatColorado at the Basel Meetup! Thanks for a fantastic day together....Helen

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