Each year Warrawong Book Talk aims to read one book classed as classic fiction. For our August meeting on August 1st at 2pm in the library we will be discussing To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee. This story takes place in Alabama during the depression and is narrated by the main character a little girl named Louise Scott Finch. Her father Atticus is a lawyer who takes on a case involving a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a very poor white girl called Mayella Ewell. The family face harsh criticism in the community because of his decision but he will not change his mind because he knows that Tom is innocent and has almost no chance of being acquitted. Attica wants his story to be told. However because of his actions his children find themselves being taunted and whispered about. As there is also a DVD of this story there is the opportunity to read the book and watch the DVD and compare the two. If you would like to be part of this discussion come to the library and ask for your copy of the book. New members are always welcome to join our friendly group.
For our July meeting we discussed Murder on a midsummer night by Kerry Greenwood, and this was another book that was not enjoyed by the group. We saw it as just a bit of fun and fantasy, to be read quickly, with a plot that did not really grab our attention. It scored a rating of 5 the same rating scored by last month’s book Truth by Peter Temple. Of the three mysteries that we have read (the other one being Blood from a stone by Donna Leon) Donna Leon’s book is the one that we liked the best.