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Name : Kerry D.

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Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
 
Liked it better after we discussed it, but not her finest work.

 
Informative, Interesting, Fun
Ignore the star rating - I give it a 3 1/2!

It is evident that Ms. Abbott did a lot of research and was very careful to be accurate in her account. However, this approach is exactly what makes the book a bit unsatisfying. There is no real protagonist in the book, so it is hard to have much of an opinion on the events or feel vested in the plot.

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
 
Beautiful, Insightful, Romantic
An unusual coming of age story of a Japanese teen in the late 1960s.

This book was a very unique coming of age story for a Western reader. Toru is in his last year of high school when his best friend commits suicide. The effect this suicide has on Toru and Naoko, the girlfriend of the deceased boy, drives the story. Despite the fact that I read a translation, the writing was generally smooth and lyrical.

Incendiary: A Novel by Chris Cleave
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Dark
Incendiary

The most contemporary book our club has read. While it isn't a pleasant or easy topic, the writing is excellent (though stream of consciousness) and the narrator is authentic.

 
Pointless, Boring, Unconvincing
This book did not live up to its hype.

Too many undeveloped story lines made this book muddled, at best, and irritating, at worst.

 
Inspiring, Slow, Interesting
Trite and unbelievable

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Brilliant
Await Your Reply

Await Your Reply was a well written, low key thriller with enough twists to keep you guessing almost until the end. I will pick up another book by Dan Chaon.

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