Attendees : Sharon, Trish, Catherine, Katie, Ros, Gabrielle, Heidi
Apologies : Heather, Mary, Vic, Beverley
- The next 7 people need to make their book choices in the next couple of months. That’s Ros, Gabrielle, Lynette, Margaret, David, Heidi, Mary and Sharon.
- Trish’s book was chosen. In June we will be reading The Cove by Ron Rash
Discussion : This was one of the better discussions we’ve had in a while despite, or because, this was a book that left nearly everyone feeling very uncomfortable, and there were differences in interpretation of what happened. Interpretation it seems, depends on whether you viewed the main character Futh as a bumbling fool or a pathetic non-entity. Those with the former view enjoyed the book as a farcical comedy, while the others thought of the book as ‘miserable’.
Catherine had done her homework and used some book club questions to assist the discussion. This was great for getting us to look at various aspects of the book and not just stop at ‘it was miserable.’ There are links to sites that provide book club discussion questions on the Web, Blog & Lists page of this blog.
The Lighthouse scored 2.6 out of 5.
Who Would Play Who in the Film?
- Futh – (a much thinner) Timothy Spall
- Angela – ?
- Ester – Maxine Peake
- Bernhard – Ray Winstone
- Gloria – ?
- Dad – Pete Postlethwaite
- Mum – Miranda Richardson