The WOW WI Book Group met as usual in Loves Cafe on Tuesday 10th July to discuss The Red House by Mark Haddon. As many of us had read other books by Mark Haddon, namely The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night and A Spot of Bother we had anticipated an amusing well paced novel. This latest novel by Mark Haddon tells teh story of a brother and sister and their respective o families who share a week in a holiday cottage in Wales and their relationships and attitudes to wards each other . Unfaithful spouses, stroppy teenagers and a woman possibley on the verge of going mad. Overall we agreed that The Red House was disappointing, jumping between characters and scenes so quickly that it was hard to keep track of events. Lacking a clear plot, we felt the book was somewhat disjointed and we didnt gain enough in depth knowledge of each of the cahracters. A few members did enjoy it but in summary not a faveourite for theh WOW WI members.
There is NO meeting in August......the next Book Group meeting is Tuesday11th September and we will be reading the best selling racy trilogy Fifty Shdes of Grey by El James . October we meet on Tuesday 9th and are reading "Things I Couldnt Tell my Mother The autobiography of actress Sue Johnson( Waking the Dead, Brookside, The Royle Family).