4 January 2013

February's book - Dangerous Liaisons

We'll be meeting in February to discuss Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. There are differing translations of this book and we have not set a specific one, so it should be interesting to compare the differences.

On the 3rd of January we chatted about The Secret River by Kate Grenville.

There was cake. (Click picture for recipe!)

Thoughts on the book:

- Good and interesting read, but overall sad and upsetting.
- Annoying absence of speak marks and use of italics instead. We have seen a lack of speech marks in several books now and don't feel it adds anything. In fact it takes away.
- We loved learning about the early settlement of Sydney but some of us had found it hard to picture the landscape described - very green and growing but also very arid?

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