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If you can’t join us today, June 20, in person, please join us virtually any time! Let us know what you thought of The Unmade World!

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We had a great discussion (and luncheon!) yesterday. Most members liked the Unmade World. Several stated that they liked Bogdan and were truly rooting for him. Deep down, he was a good person with a conscience who was the victim of circumstances. And circumstances play a vital role in how our lives turn out. But he was truly remorseful for what he had done, from robbing a house, to killing an innocent dog, and, of course, taking the lives of two people and destroying a man's life. Many were happy that Bogdan was allowing himself to find happiness again.

We also discussed Richard Brennan and how he coped with the loss of his wife and daughter, although some members felt they couldn't sympathize with him as much as Bogdan. Perhaps his character was not as flushed out as Bogdan's?

Some members didn't think the subplot of the murder investigation with fellow reporter Maria was necessary; they wished more time would have been spent on Bogdan and Richard. Some thought it just showed that Richard was not ready for a relationship at that time. And in fact, he may never be.

If you read the book. but couldn't make the meeting, please tell us what you thought of the book! Or if you attended the meeting and have some additional thoughts, please post :)

Diane M. | 14 comments I enjoyed The Unmade World. It showed how even some small action can unmake a person's entire world. And it contrasts to some of the major societal unmaking that the world has experienced in recent years. The writing was good and the characters were interesting.

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