January 05, 2011

The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant

Our first selection for the book club.  A translation from the French novel or should I say Quebecois original written by Michel Tremblay.  You'll need an org chart to track the characters for this one. Some comments from members ;
"It's a part of Canadian history that I never knew about."
"I hated it... what is this story about?"
"I loved it... it was so alive and full of humour which reminded me of home in Montreal."
"Very complicated as the structure is not linear however I did enjoy."
"Loved the symbolism describing motherhood, the Quebec political landscape, etc... A cat / dog fight indeed"

Overall Rating *** (3 stars out of 5)

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