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2019 Book of the Month > September 2019 The Silence of the Girls

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message 1: by Val (new) - rated it 4 stars

Val Our September book is The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.

I am leaving the August book thread open, but opening a thread for anyone who has gone straight to this one.

Reviews:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/bo...


Tasha I've read this already so won't be rereading it but I'll pop in to see what you all have to say about it.


message 3: by Val (last edited Sep 04, 2019 01:01PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Val I liked this one, but I'm not sure I will have time to read it again.


Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 155 comments Mod
I just finished this one earlier this week. I enjoyed it. I also read Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles earlier this year so it was interesting to compare & contrast the two since they were both telling the story of Achilles & the Trojan Ware but from two different perspectives.


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Penny | 680 comments Mod
how depressing is this?!! been a very busy/stressy time!! so don't want to read anything depressing!!!


message 6: by Val (last edited Sep 26, 2019 04:40AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Val It is about men making war and women being powerless, so not a bundle of laughs, but there are some lighter moments because of the way it is written. The most depressing part is the realisation that the same sort of treatment of women still goes on.

Next month's book, Larry's Party by Carol Shields is much lighter in tone and subject matter, so you might prefer to go straight to that one and leave The Silence of the Girls for a time when you feel more like reading it.


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Penny | 680 comments Mod
Thanks Val! Larry s Party it is!


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