Bob chose a frustrating book. It was not a fun read, and most of the club didn’t like it contrary to the reputation of the author, and the reviews.
Jim said the style of well criticized books currently is minimalist. We didn’t get engaged by the characters, so few cared what they did or thought or felt. Maybe we learned a bit more about the author, and the literary world’s tastes from reading Alice McDermott. I had to leave early since I was working Sunday, which was a pity since I was enjoying the snacks Judy put out, and the company. I’m looking forward to Little Pink House. Books I was reading: Parallel Worlds, by Michio Kaku, and The Number, by Alex Berenson.