Book Club

Thursday Bookclub for June

The Thursday Bookclub book for June is Breakfast at Tiffanys by Truman Capote. The bookclub will meet to discuss on Thursday June 23 at 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. Feel free to leave your comments in this post.

If you would like to join the Thursday Bookclub, email frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au or phone 9432 9766.

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Bookclub for June

  1. All 5 people attending had something positive to say about Breakfast at Tiffanys. “Delightful’ ‘evocative of the time’ ‘became engrossed in it’ . everyone enjoyed the well constructed detail; the descriptions of people and places. ‘économical use of words’ ; succinct’; Hollys charcterisation gave a feel for who she was.
    It was insightful (especially via Holly’s comments)
    There was also though a feeling of it being a bit ínsubstantial’. like a long short story. ”Kept the interest quite well but Petered out towards the end’.

    Two readers kept thinking back to Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Most couldnt remember ‘the detail of the film, but would now like to see it again!

  2. I had read “Braekfast at Tiffanys” many many years ago and could not remember it all so forced myself to re-read it. I say “forced” as I found it heavy going, in spite of being such a short novel. If it hadn’t been a book club book I would not have bothered. I think this was because I found the very American style of writing, where everything was written as if spoken by an American, quite irritating and I found that I didn’t really care what happened to any of the characters. I feel a bit of a philistine saying this as it is supposedly such a “great book” and Truman Capote such a “great author” but so be it. Could it be that it is quite dated now? Will be interested to read what you all thought about it.

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