Saturday, June 12, 2010

Show me 5 Saturday

Quartet in Autumn i

Show me 5 Saturday is a book meme concept by that's a novel idea and now carried on by Jenners, Find your next book here.

1. The book you read: I read Quartet in Autumn, Barbara Plym.

2. Words that describe it: Human behaviour.

3.Setting: Set in England in the I think late 70's

4. There are really four main characters, Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia. These are all individuals who are nearing or reach retirement. Seemingly uninteresting, boring, single individuals. Their strange behaviour is really just that, not very funny as it was meant to be.

5. What you liked/disliked about the book:

I liked the character development. I felt I really knew the characters, and yes they were even believable.

That's it,

what I disliked: The book was boring. I kept waiting for one of the characters to do something out of character and funny, or wonderful. I was a short read. I must say though that I did believe these characters. Having observed many of my mother's elderly friends I believe the writer. I wish she had done something weird with them though,just to dispel our view of aging.

The Whys and Wheres. I got this book from the library, they only had the one by this author. I read it on the recommendation of one of my A-Z Wednesdays for the letter Q. I'd never read this author and I'm not sure I'd rush out to get another.


Anonymous said...

Oh, so sorry it was boring. I'm not sure I'd have finished reading it. Boring can lead to depressing (for me, anyway).

On another note, I love your quote in the sidebar (what the devil says!) :D

Jenners said...

Well, at least you got it from the library and didn't have to pay for it.

Cat said...

Sorry you were disappointed. Not one to add to my list. :-)

National Pet Day...

This is our pet cat, he lived with us for 18 years, adopted from a shelter, best cat ever. RIP Keahan