Here’s what happened at Book Club…
As with last month’s book, the consensus was that this was a weak story. There were so many interesting characters & stories that could have been developed- but weren’t.
The love affair between Jesse and the Monk, although the only real story line, could have been left out althogether. And let’s not get Liz started on Jesse’s marriage to herself or Mike’s inability to visit his mentally ill, self-mutilating mother (because of a controlling wife – one theory put forward.. could be!).
Then there was Jesse’s re-decorating of the rookery… can’t a poor horny Monk have anything to call his own? And the interesting solution to the dilema of how you manage the balance of being separate while together.
Ah yes it was an interesting meeting – even if the conversation about the book was so much better than the actually reading of it!