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Name : Inger K.

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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful
The majority of people in our book club either did not like this book or did not finish it.

There were many people in our book club that found this book to be too jumpy (jumping from time to time was difficult to follow) and at times too slow. There were many uncomfortable topics found in this book and as the book nears the end it becomes more intensly descriptive in the love scenes - which most people were uncomfortable with in our club. The idea surrounding this book was a good one and there are some ideas that are expressed well, as in how the main character deals or trys to deal with a chronic illness. But, all in all, the book leaves a bad taste in your mouth and ends poorly.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant
Not our kind of “Pi”

Horrendous, tedious, intellectually heady… these were some of the words thrown around at the PiCkLe Readers Group on Monday, January 7th. The book on the table for dissection was the Man Booker Award winning “Life of Pi” from Canadian author Yann Martel. It is a story of survival and spiritual quest. It is a story of a boy, a lifeboat and a 450 pound Bengal Tiger.

Who was Richard Parker really and can there be such a thing as a carnivorous island? The book is full of symbolism and odd references that have a deeper meaning when researched. But, most of our group stated that the book did not even encourage them to finish it let alone research the alternate meaning of “Richard Parker”.

Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Interesting topic and writing well done!

Our book club thoroughly enjoyed Water for Elephants. One of the highlights of the book is actually not the story of the circus but the in depth look at the main character's stay in the nursing home. Seeing his point of view throughout his daily routine and his struggle to stay in the present was a fascinating story line. Some members were a bit put off by some of the "sexual" components of the book but overall...

we gave this book 4 out of 4 Pickles!

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Our group was intrigued by the concept of foot binding. None of us had much knowledge related to this practice and were surprised at the intensity of attaining the perfect white lillies. We did additional research on the internet pertaining to this practice and found many informative articles, a You Tube video, and additional pictures of a foot that had acheived the ultimate in foot binding. This was a well written book that presented historical information about traditions that we did not know about. Some of the author's liberties within the story line did not seem to be accurate historically but merely her impression of what "may of" happened, but over all this was a good book.

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