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Group Read, February 2019: The Colour

1001 Books to read before you die

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Jan 31, 4:47pm Top

Our group read for February is The Colour by Rose Tremain. Please join the read and put any comments on this thread.

I read this book a few years ago and enjoyed it very much so I'll be interested to see what others think of it.

Jan 31, 7:02pm Top

Hunh, I read it 8 years ago - didn't seem like that long ago! I liked it but don't remember a lot about it.

Jan 31, 7:04pm Top

All her other books look good too. I have Sacred Country on hold as well.

Feb 2, 11:45am Top

Couldn't for the life of me fathom why this was on the 1001 books list.

"Ironically, for a novel which has a lot of gold mining in it, she didn’t dig deep enough for me."

Full review: http://arukiyomi.com/?p=5645

Feb 2, 7:29pm Top

>4 arukiyomi: Hmm, looking forward to it even more now! It will be interesting to see what everyone thinks. I haven't read any of her books before.

Feb 12, 12:52pm Top

I am just starting The Colour today and I am looking forward to it.

Feb 12, 2:44pm Top

I'm reading this - about half way through. I really like it. It's a familiar genre for me - historical fiction with an interesting setting and strong female characters.

Feb 14, 8:10pm Top

I have a copy from the library but other books are taking precedence right now. I plan on getting to it soon.

Feb 15, 1:26pm Top

I have completed The Colour and found it to be a well-written, strong historical fiction novel. The author excels in character development and I found each character that she introduced had valuable input to the story. This was the first book by this author that I have read, and now I am planning on definitely reading more.

Feb 18, 3:04am Top

If you like that sort of stuff, then can I recommend Kristin Lavransdatter off the list? You'll utterly lose yourself in that. Undset didn't win a Nobel for nothing.

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