« Sixth Meeting - Vernon God Little | Main | Eighth Meeting - The Truth »

June 26, 2005

Seventh Meeting - Rough Music

Our seventh meeting was held at a member's house in Papworth. The book was Rough Music by Patrick Gale.

Rough Music

Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday. When glamorous American cousins unexpectedly swell the party, however, emotions run high and events spiral out of control. Though he has been brought up in the forbidding shadow of the prison his father runs, though his parents are neither as normal nor as happy as he supposes, Julian's world view is the sunnily selfish, accepting one of boyhood. It is only when he becomes a man - seemingly at ease with love, with his sexuality, with his ghosts - that the traumatic effects of that distant summer rise up to challenge his defiant assertion that he is happy and always has been.

We enjoyed this book. Artfully constructed and written in a way that made us want to learn more about each character with every development in the plot. A good read.

Posted by nathan at June 26, 2005 01:00 PM


Post a comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Remember me?