My Foreign Authors book group spent the evening in spirited discussion over Saturday by Ian McEwan. Was is a book about humanity, happiness, a world in turmoil? All of the above? After having said on several occasions that I wasn’t feeling connected to the character I realize I might have given the impression that I didn’t like the book.
While it’s not a book I might gush about it has really grown on me. I’ve thought about it quite a bit since I finished it and you can read more of my thoughts about it in my little review here.
We also have our list of books to read for 2007. Here it is:
- A Fine Balance
- My Father’s Notebook
- Suite Francaise
- A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
- The Secret Agent
- A Long Way Down
- The Yacoubian Building
- The Book Thief
- Dancing Girls of Lahore
- Sewing Circles of Herat
I’ve been interested in most of these books so I say that’s quite a good list. In the meantime our November book is Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie. I’ll be picking that up at the library this week.