Book Club – November 2021

Our book club choice for October was Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan. A very deep discussion was held between our members because the book was ultimately about euthanasia. Having said that, it starts with a riotous weekend away for a group of eighteen year old boys and the characterisation and thought processes of the boys are beautifully written. Then the reader jumps forward until the group reaches their fifties and one of them is very ill and decides to go to Zurich to die. The second half of the book is very cleverly written so is full of love and humour and sadness but not in the least maudlin.  A very satisfying and thought-provoking read which nearly everyone in the book club really enjoyed.

Ronnie Leech