Category Archives: SCARLET BOOK CLUB
As ever, it was a great pleasure to be at Scarlet, and even more so this time as it was a lovely sunny afternoon. However, our warm feelings about the venue did not extend to the book under discussion, The Accidental Apprentice by Vikas Swarup. We had high hopes of this book as some of us had greatly enjoyed the film Slumdog Millionaire, which was based on Swarup’s previous book. But having read The Accidental Apprentice we feel it highlights what a good job Danny Boyle did of adapting Swarup’s earlier book into a film because we cannot believe that the author’s style has changed dramatically between the two books!
As this was the last meeting of the year we decided to have lunch at Scarlet before the book club meeting and we all greatly enjoyed the Nyetimber lunch for locals. This perhaps assisted to the discussions of the classic books The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway and Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy.