Wednesday, November 25, 2009

No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club, Virginia Ironside

Posted by lea at 12:40 PM

No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club is the diary of Marie Sharp, a kind of geriatric Bridget Jones. In the year she turns 60, she decides life's too short to do anything she doesn't want, so she renounces men, wears comfortable shoes and lets life happen.

Virginia Ironside draws a humorous and gentle picture of the life of a pensioner, from falling in love with a first grandchild to the heartbreak of watching a close friend die from a terminal disease. It's an easy and at times quite funny read, but doesn't quite manage to bridge the gulf for readers who are younger than the protagonist.

1 comments:

Caesar on November 26, 2009 at 12:13 PM said...

When I read the title of your review, I thought "gee, I wonder what Virginia did to piss her off so much".

LOL, the title could use a "by" after the comma :P

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