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Small Island by Andrea Levy
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Aug 21, 2009

bookshelves: in-person-book-club, dnf, womens-prize-winners

The book group I belong to did this book 2 years and I could not get into it at all. I thought, since everyone loved it and I have heard many people rave about it since, I would try again. Well try again I did with the same result - I was left wondering what the big deal was about this book. I found it monotonous and a chore.

edited to add:

i have now tried this book 3 times. i have read about ¾ of this novel, but it just had done nothing for me. i gave the book away, so doubt i will try it again.

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message 1: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Mcdermott Hi there Jennifer

Would you like to put a question to Andrea Levy herself about Small Island? BBC World Book Club is interviewing her on Tuesday 8th December and would love to hear from you. If you could email me at as soon as you can with your question about the book (anything - doesn't have to be particularly clever!), we can either arrange for you to talk to the woman herself, or have our presenter put your question to Andrea for you. Then you get to hear your question on World Service Radio! Please get in touch soonest, including where you are in the world.

Thanks, and all the best.

Ruth McDermott, BBC World Book Club

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