Thursday, October 09, 2008

More Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I borrowed this charming novel by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows from Allison. Her review can be found here. I feel like this book has been all over the place and Allison wrote such a wonderful review that I won't rephrase the story.

It took me a bit to get into the book and get used to the style of writing. In Part 2 of the book, we follow Juliet to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I enjoyed this half of the book more than the first half, which took place in London. I loved the quaintness of Guernsey and the various characters, especially Isola and Dawsey. I found the overall story of the German occupation very interesting. Juliet's male companion, Mark really annoyed me with his arrogant attitude. I was pleased when she finally made a decision regarding her future with him.

Many people suggest this book would be a good book club choice. I agree, the historical content is interesting and the characters are intriguing. More Guernsey Literary... reviews: Charlotte's Web of Books, Lesa's Book Critiques, and Thoughts of Joy.

Sidenote: Stay tuned next Tuesday for another giveaway!


Holly said...

I just picked this up at the library yesterday. I'm so excited to read it.

allisonmariecat said...

I'm glad you were annoyed by Mark, too :)