Month: MARCH | Date: 3/26/17 Genre: Goodreads Choice Winners Book: THE NORTH WATER by IAN McGUIRE
Attendance: Linda(hostess) 100%; , Jonetta. 92%; , Anna 100%; Michele 100%; Christine Fritzen 100%
Not In Attendance: Christina H read 17%, Stephanie 100% (I think)
Online discussion with Stephanie, Linda, Christina H, Anna and Misbah.
Book Club Meeting Minutes
Goodreads Choice Award and one of The New York Times Book Reviews 10th best book of the year, National bestseller. …We all wondered why.
The story is about a whaling ship in the 19th century with a drunk, stinking, brutal antagonist…Henry Drax and a first time whaler ex-army surgeon with a destroyed reputation, Patrick Sumner and an ill-fated voyage.
Consensus was the book was very dark and disturbing. Descriptive, blood -soaked, cold, violent and cruel. Specifically, the whale slaughter and description was very graphic. All agreed Drax, was most surely a sociopath. Some connected with Sumner…however all in all there were no characters to really like. Otto was ok. But for the most part they were all miserable horrible human beings. With no redeeming qualities. Anna’s Goodreads review summed it up quite nicely.
In spite of the negative thought about the book, nearly everyone thought it was excellent writing. The author certainly “painted the picture”.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
The group unanimously requested a comedy or humor read for May. Something light, easy, happy ending…ideas shared.
Stephanie will host April Meeting on 4/23 or 4/30… her schedule pending. Most attendees could make either date.
Welcome Christine Fritzen And Michele Narramore! Happy to have you both!!