About the Whodunit Book Club
Whodunit Book Club has met in its present location for almost seventeen years! If you would like to join us, our meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month (except December).
We meet at the Chapters Store located at 41 MicMac Blvd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Phone (902) 466-1640
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Another enjoyable meeting! This month marked the 10th anniversary of the Whodunit Book Club!
We spoke of the camaraderie of the diverse members of our club and how it differs from the opinion of many as to what a 'book club' should be.
Last month's title, "Turnstone" by Graham Hurley, was not unanimously liked by the membership. I think it was about 60/40 in favour. Some thought that the first novel in Hurley's Joe Faraday series was overly wordy, scattered and confusing due to having too many characters. Others enjoyed the descriptive passages, the Portsmouth setting and the protagonists character. A widower with a deaf son, Faraday's personal life was as much a part of the novel as the 'mystery' was. To many, a character driven novel such as this was a welcome read.
Speaking only for myself, I would definitely read more books in the series. I look forward to seeing how Faraday's character develops.