Sunday, December 9, 2012
Book Review: Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility, takes place in 1966, at a art gallery with Kate, and her husband.
Kate recognizes Tinker in a picture. A old friend that she, and her girlfriend Eve met at a speakeasy in 1939. Eve is a reckless girl, and falls for Tinker. She doesn't want to be under her father's thumb.
She is in a accident, Tinker and Eve go to Europe. While, Kate stays behind and works as a secretary in a law firm.
I don't want to say anything else because I will be afraid to give it away.
My Review: I enjoyed reading the novel for the setting of New York City, specifically Manhattan in the late 1930's.
This is another novel, I did not connect with. I am batting a thousand lately, not my favorite book this year. Everyone is praising Rules of Civility. It was ok, but not my favorite. It is heavy in prose. I did not see what the hoopla is for Mr. Towles style of writing. I can think of other writers that I enjoy reading better.
This has not been my favorite reading month. Perhaps with what is going on in my life recently. I have been distracted. Hope to get my teeth into a good book soon.
I was the one to pick this novel for our book club. I don't like to pick books that I read before. But, I am starting to realize that it might be a good idea.
This is the second book that I chose for the book club that I particularly did not like. But, who knows it may be a good discussion. Especially when it deals with class. We are meeting tomorrow at Olive Garden, I will let be writing a post about our meeting in the next day or two.
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