I received The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs as a gift at Christmas. It was on my wish list, so it was a book I knew about and one which I wanted to read. I thought with it's knitting theme, it's a book I'd enjoy. It should really be an easy read, but it's actually taken me ages to finish it.
In the first place, I didn't get on with any of the characters. The author seemed to introduce some of them at the beginning of the book, then forget about them until much later, by which time, I'd forgotten who they were and didn't particularly care. The main plot was predictable, with a bit of a sad twist near the end, which in my opinion, was rushed and should have been given more time as it would have made the book marginally more interesting.
There's more books in the same series but I shall be giving them a miss.
I don't think two books could be any more different than the one I've just finished and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier which I've just started. I'm only a few chapters in, but already, I'm gripped. I usually prefer to read a book before watching the film, but even though I'm familiar with the film, It's not spoiling the book for me on this occasion. Rebecca is very well written and it's definitely holding my interest, even though I know what's coming next, something which doesn't often happen when I know the story.
I don't think this book will be sitting by my bed for as long as The Friday Night Knitting Club did.
Do you like my bookmark?
Mick's auntie bought me it for Christmas. The doggy looks just like Archie.