On the 13th March the Scarlet book club met up for their monthly book discussion. This month the book under scrutiny was The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd.
Although some members found some redeeming aspects of the book, everyone was in agreement that this was a book that became less engaging as it progressed and culminated in a manufactured, sugary and, ultimately, unsatisfactory ending. However, this experience has acted to focus our ideas on the sort of books we want to read.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday 10th April at 2pm in the Scarlet library. The book under discussion will be Stoner by John Williams, which we hope will elicit a more positive response!
New members are always welcome – if you wish to know more, please email Judith at: Jkaylit@hotmail.com