walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
walkitout
walkitout

November's Book Group Selection Non Review

I _really_ didn't read Elizabeth Marshall Thomas' _The Old Way_. I have earlier blogged about her ridiculous remarks on homosexuality, and the most rudimentary sampling suggested this kind of knee-jerk, conservative, baseless bloviating pervaded the book. Three people at book group did read the book; their reviews ran 2 or 3 out of 5 stars, which is somewhat unfavorable (the group really loathed Perrotta's _Leftovers_, which got a bunch of 1s. While I didn't like the book and I don't think I finished it -- I disliked everyone in it -- I actually thought that was a really well constructed and executed book).

And that's about all that I'm going to say on the subject, except for this:

If you read this book, and are tempted to defend it, don't do it around me. Go hate-tweet me somewhere else and say how stupid I am, or hate-blog about me in more detail. I promise not to look.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments