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April Book Club: Your Thoughts

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…Ceaselessy compelling
…Ego-centric
…Fascinating
…Bizarre

These are just some of the words used in our live discussion of April’s Book Club title, A Death in the Family.

Following the story of author Karl Ove Knausgaard, the autobiographical novel is a literary sensation in Norway and one that’s divided opinion ever since its first publication.

I’ve attended a few book clubs, but rarely seen a title that’s provoked so much discussion. Within minutes the group were heatedly debating everything from the protagonist’s character, the author’s unusual writing style and how such a unique book ever came to be a success.

The group even moved on to discussing what wasn’t in the book: what the characters didn’t do and what wasn’t mentioned. Like it or not, it certainly got under the skin, and made for a great book club debate.

Like to take part in the Book Club next time?

Read along with us, or if you’re a Cheltenham Festivals Member, APPLY for your free copy of May’s title, Ian Mortimer’s The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England.

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