Has reading for pleasure become a distant memory? Do you spend more time reading picture books aloud than getting lost in the latest thriller or rom-com? If you’re looking for a book club you can join from the comfort of your sofa, you’re in the right place.
Each month we’ll choose one book, and get together at 8.30pm on the first Monday of the following month, to chat about it on Facebook. There’s no pressure to do it every month, and there’s loads of other book-related chat on the group – you can join here now!
Our next read-along, to be discussed on Monday January 7th at 8.30pm in The Motherload®® Book Club is…
The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall
From the heathered fells and lowlands of Cumbria with their history of smouldering violence, to the speed and heat of summer London, to an eerily still lake in the Finnish wilderness, Sarah Hall evokes landscapes with extraordinary precision and grace. The characters within these territories are real-life survivors, but whether it’s a frustrated housewife seeking extreme experience or a young woman contemplating the death of her lover, dark devices and desires rise to the surface. And the human body, too – flawed, visceral, and full of emotional conflict – provides a sensuous frame for each unfolding drama.
Uniquely disturbing and deeply erotic, this collection confirms Sarah Hall as one of the greatest writers of her generation.
The Beautiful Indifference includes ‘Butcher’s Perfume’, which was short-listed for the BBC National Short Story Prize in 2010
You can buy it here from Amazon for £6.81 paperback or get it on your Kindle for £4.72 straight away.
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