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Bookworm with Kids This is the discussion thread for our June Monthly Group Read - After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah Perry.


SueLucie | 72 comments I've just finished this and it was a strange experience, like living a dream. Atmospheric is the word I've seen used most often to describe it and that is the best description I can come up with too. Certainly experimental and I thought some of her writing really good. I was struck by her thoughts about what being beautiful or not beautiful does to a person and its effect on other people.

This interview with the author on youtube is interesting, talking about how she wanted to portray different kinds of love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDTaf...

And here are a few reviews I liked
https://savidgereads.wordpress.com/20...
https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...

I would have liked to give it 3.5 stars, but since I think it has been underrated on goodreads I have bumped my rating up to 4. I'm looking forward to reading what anyone else thinks about it.


Barbara (bdegar) | 4626 comments Thanks for the links. I read Savidge Reads review as I tend to agree with his evaluation of books. My copy arrived this weekend. I was working so didn't check the mail til this morning. I have to finish Days Without End for my book club tonight (my second reading) and a couple of other books I'm in the middle of.


Donna McCaul Thibodeau (celtic_donna) | 1143 comments I just finished this and for me it was a two star read. I never felt engaged with any of the characters and it felt like it took forever for anything to happen. In fact, I kept reading hoping that something would happen but it never really did. Not for me. I liked The Essex Serpent much better.


SueLucie | 72 comments It is very much a first novel, isn't it, Donna? Given that I enjoyed The Essex Serpent, it hasn't put me off reading anything new she publishes.


Donna McCaul Thibodeau (celtic_donna) | 1143 comments I feel that way as well, Sue. Would definitely read more of her work.


Colleen | 1205 comments I finally got my copy in the mail so I will be reading this next . I haven't read The Essex Serpent


Barbara (bdegar) | 4626 comments I started today but only only a couple of pages into it.


Bookworm with Kids I have opened the Spoiler thread here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Colleen | 1205 comments I am about a third of the way thru and I find it interesting . I find it creepy and weird which makes me want to find out where it is all leading .Hopefully I will finish in the next couple of days.


SueLucie | 72 comments I'm pleased you're enjoying it so far, Colleen. Looking forward to hearing your final verdict (and Barbara's too) .....


Bookworm with Kids I agree with you, Colleen. Creepy is the word I would use to describe this book after the first 75 pages.


Barbara (bdegar) | 4626 comments I just posted my review - 2 stars (2.5 but I wasn't inclined to round it up). I'm going to the spoiler thread because I have some questions.


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