Club Hub: reviews and opinions from our Readers Groups
Welcome to a page sharing reviews and news from our many book groups across the Wakefield district. Do you agree with the reviews? Please do add your comments and opinions, we’d love to hear from you.
Here are some review from Walton Community Library Readers Group. They like to give books a score- do you agree with their verdict?
”Cider with Rosie” by Laurie Lee.
Most people liked the book and thought the characters were well presented and the village well described. For some it was a bit wordy but for others it gave an accurate feeling of the time before the impact of the motor car. We give books a score from 1 to 10 and this book scored 3 10s, a 9, a 7 and 2 6s.
” Love and War in the Apennines” by Eric Newby.
Our opinions varied between those who felt it was too slow and difficult to get into and those who thought the descriptions of his experiences and the life of the Italians under the Nazis were excellent. Criticisms included there was too much description and that we could have done with an Italian translation of some conversations. Our scores out of 10 were a 5, two 6s, two 7s,and two 8s.
”Tigers in Red Weather” by Lisa Klaussmann
This was a reasonably good read. Most people liked the format of telling the story in different time zones and from different points of view though some felt that by the end we had heard the same story too many times! One criticism was that it was difficult to empathise with the characters and that the plot was predictable. Our scores out of 10 were a 5, three 6s, three 7s and an 8.