The Book Club has read a fair number of debut novels in its time, and March's choice was no exception with Barney Norris's critically acclaimed Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain. It's always good to find a story set in our home county, with the towering spire of Salisbury Cathedral and the five rivers that meet there (Wylye, Nadder, Ebble, Bourne, and Avon) forming the backdrop to the five character driven story.
Critically acclaimed it might be, but our members thought differently. Some people struggled to get into this one, but those that persevered scored it 4.5 out of 10. The characters were very unappealing but we liked the way the author wove the plot line together.
Our next read is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, and we'll meet at The Flying Monk at 7.30pm on April 9th.