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Book Review: Supper Club by Lara Williams

It’s book club night! (Party emoji inserted here). I am SO excited. We are only a couple of months into our new book club, but it’s great. I love reading along with more people and getting to discuss books we’ve loved, and not loved so much! Supper Club was our October Pick.

Supper Club by Lara Williams

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary (just plain weird!)

BUG rating: 2/5

Overall: I’d had such high hopes for Supper Club. I wanted to love it. I enjoyed the first 40 pages – and laughed out loads but then I found the book got a bit too weird for me, and lacked purpose. I didn’t overly connect with Roberta or the other central characters either. I know others have loved it so hopefully you don’t get too put off, but this was just a major no from me (and all my book club girls!)

We started getting hungry again, and some of the women started chanting, “MEAT, MEAT, MEAT!


See what I mean about weird?!

Plot:

Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry – until the day she invents Supper Club.

Supper Club is a secret society for hungry women. Women who are sick of bad men and bad sex, of hinted expectations to talk less, take less, be less. So they gather after dark and feast until they are sick. They drink and dance and roar. And, month by month, their bodies expand.

At the centre of the Supper Club stands Roberta – cynical yet anxious, precocious and lost. She is seeking the answer to a simple question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?

This is a story about the hunger that never goes away. And it is a story about the people who make us what we are – who lead us astray and ultimately save us. You look hungry. Join the club.

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