Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Farm

The Farm was a departure from our usual fare.  Set in London, the novel tells the story of Daniel, who's parents, after a lifetime of working in London retied to a remote village in Sweden.  The book beings with a jarring phone call from Daniel's father who begins a unsettling exchange of he said she said.

Daniel, who has admittedly been raised in a peaceful, sheltered, almost too perfect bubble finds himself doubting everything he's believed to be true about his parents, their lifestyle and in the end, his allegiance to both his mother and his father.

In a word, this book is unsettling.  The twists and turns revealed through an unusual stream of consciousness leaves the reader questioning the motives of each character and the community in which they live.

This is one of the weirdest books we've ever read.  Each chapter builds upon the mystery of the last.  In the end, the resolution that typically characterizes suspense narratives remains allusive.

In 2010, our book club, Women Wine and Word, started out as a brilliant idea from one of our members (we call her the queen). We meet once a month to discuss our books, eat some food, drink a little wine, and have  a great time with our friends.

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