Book Club

BookClub

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and read the 2015 Book of the Year… Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. This novel tells the story of Lotto and Mathilde Satterwhite. Similar to Gone Girl, it is told from 2 perspectives. His and hers. One book review I read described it as sharing the “scenes from a marriage.” And what a marriage these two had. I’ll be honest and admit the Fates part (Lotto’s story) took me a bit of time to get through. I found it dense, over written and a little boring. But Furies (Mathilde’s story) reassured me as to why this book has received so much acclaim. Give it a read and let me know what you think. I’ll leave you with two of my favorite quotes from the book:

“Please. Marriage is made of lies. Kind ones, mostly. If you give voice to the things you think every day about your spouse, you’d crush them to paste. She never lied. Just never said.”

Storytelling is a landscape, and tragedy is comedy is drama. It simply depends on how you frame what you’re seeing. “

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