18 November 2009
The Potato Peel book
I finally got around to reading The Guernsey Literary...Potato Peel... book. And honestly, I thought the book was a lot like the title. Charming, even cute, but really not much there. Yes, it was fun to read, and yes, I learned a little about the German occupation of the Channel Islands. The characters were lovely. The setting was beautiful. The book was quick to read. But I can't say there was much that would stay with you, and the whole thing was rather predictable. I didn't really expect anything different though, and it certainly wasn't a waste of time. I just hope none of my book groups choose it, although it's exactly the sort of book a lot of groups would choose.
Suite Francaise and 84, Charing Cross Road are both more worthwhile, on similar topics.