Thursday, September 16, 2010
I think I concentrate on the literal when I'm reading. During this one I kept thinking "why don't you fix it!" or "C'mon - do you not notice what is going on?". I found the Major a really well thought out character. His comments about keeping up with events were dead on because don't we all get a little news overload and maybe don't pay attention to every crisis. It's a book about Ireland after World War I and focuses on a group of people living in a decaying hotel. You would get all that from the back of the book. For the humor, the relationships and the violence in Ireland, you will have to read it. I understand it's the first in a trilogy and at Newberry we have a habit of picking trilogies and reading one installment each season so I'll be interested to see if we continue with this one.