Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Typical Book Group Report - 2
The book grouper who watched the Vanity Fair movie (and also read the whole book) was on Team Rebecca. The other two groupers who finished the book were on Team Amelia. It seems as though the movie made Rebecca appear more innocent, and Rawdon Crawley appear less worthy, than the book.
All told, a book that takes 300 pages to get interesting is probably not a great book group pick. On the other hand, we all felt that we could now check the box and say that we had read Vanity Fair, which gave us a tiny sense of accomplishment.
Next up: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Still Reading: Contested Will by James Shapiro
Still Listening to: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon