A tale of two books; one is engaging, pacy with a strong story line and the other is just, well, I don't know.
#runningontheroofoftheworld was recommended by our local Education Library Service as a possibility for my school book club, I am not sure if I will use it because there is a self-immolation scene at the start of the book, which I think some of the children will find distressing. The book is about two children escaping from Tibet across the Himalayas to find the Dalai Lama and I am loving it. 📚
On the other hand #thusbadbegins . I am just not sure about, it is for my own book club and I know some of the group hated it, in some ways I like the rambling tale, but I do often struggle with books that don't have a strong story line and this one is one of them. A young film assistant is asked to look into the past misdemeanours of a friend of his employer, just after the death of Franco in Spain. By various round about routes the story slowly starts to unfold. I am half way through it now and am still not sure if I am actually enjoying it. Has anyone else read it? 📚
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