Book Club the Fifth

Book Club the Fifth – BOOKN00B – 18-04-2010
Agreed on: The Island by Victoria Hislop (BookN00b)
– Firman by Sam Savage

SPECIAL GUEST STAR – Lela – who is now 100 pages into The Book Thief!

  • hated the first chapter, which enraged her, resulting in her casting aside the book for about a month.
  • eventually went back to it, and ended up quite enjoying it!
  • particularly liked the relationship between Norman and Jerry.


  • thought the idea was really clever, and thought the whole environment was very well researched.
  • liked the history
  • thought the character was a bit up himself, though he was a thinking reading rat, so fair enough really.

Neither would search out Sam Savage again, but would certainly read something of his at another point in the future.


  • loved the book references throughout.
  • thought the world created was very well described from the perspective of a rat
  • found it very sad
BOOKELF – 6/10
BOOKN00B – 7/10

Agreed that the next book would be The Island by Victoria Hislop, a book that felt was of great interest to BOOKN00B as she had visited the island in question, and seen the featured sanatorium. 


About Drneevil

Blogger, podcaster, reader, knitter. Founder of Leeds Book Club; host of Culturally Fixated; co-host of Conversations with Geek People; tech support for Leeds Browncoats.

Posted on April 21, 2010, in All Posts, Avid Reader, Book Club, Books, LBC Book Reviews, Original LBC. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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