The Kevinettes reconvened again this week.
It was all a bit doom and gloom regarding the last choices of books, both slightly morbid in topic and although the David Lodge one (Deaf Sentence) certainly was amusing in bouts (read the party scene alone if you want a laugh about misunderstanding and misinterpretation), it did not bode well for the Lovely Radiographer whose mother had recently passed away. A bit too close to the mark.
So we talked about other things, as you do. And other books, as we should, being a serious book club and all that. Despite the mums amongst us, I am very pleased to say we did not discuss the latest 'Where is Maisie' install, nor anything concerning dinosaurs, or even the characters in the Oxford learning books (Biff, Chip, Kipper, Wilma and Wilf, if you must... just as well the teacher is called Mrs May).
We talked about the Millenium series. You know, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', 'The Girl who played with Fire', and 'The Girl who kicked the Hornets' Nest'. Some of us have read the first book, a couple the second as well, and only one all three. She was gagged before she gave the story away.
General consensus? Entertaining and certainly a good read - although I still maintain the second book has far too many characters for my liking (but that is just the writer's critic in me coming to the fore).
And the film of the first book is due out next month. In Swedish. With English subtitles. So I am already envisioning watching a thriller of Bourne Supremacy-style pace whilst trying to read abbreviated translations simultaneously on screen. A bit like trying to ride a motorbike whilst high on recreational drugs I imagine.
Oh, and the choices for Kevin's next outing? Very tame and apparently touchy, funny and lighthearted (see the side panel for details). And not a death in sight.