Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This book hit the spot for airplane reading. The story and style were better suited for a trip to the Oregon Coast or something similar, but I made do with the airplane ride to DC.

I’d heard good things about it from a fair number of people, and it delivered. It’s not epic or anything, but it’s sweet, sad and slightly romantic. The whole book is made up of letters written to and from the main character, Juliet and the various members of the GL&PPPS. The Society started during World War II on Guernsey Island, located amongst the Channel Islands between England and France. Through the letters they share their love of reading and their war stories. The society members are eclectic and their stories are told with such personality, that it’s easy to stay engaged despite the letter format of the book.

It’s a short little book and didn’t take me long to read, so I don’t have much insight to provide. Plus, I’m pretty sure everyone’s already read this book as I got more than two, “You haven’t read that yet??” responses from people who saw me reading it.


Jo said...

It does make good travel reading. I read this on the train last weekend. I really enjoyed it (have yet to review it though)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

hmmm, I haven't read this one yet (I guess I have a capitol L stamped on my forehead- wink!) but then again, I don't read much these days. I am suprised you are reading as much as you are, but good on you. Thanks for the reviews, makes my book picking (for the little time I have) easier. :)

Book Escape said...

I haven't read this one yet. I heard the title around but not much else about it. I was wondering what all the hubbub was about. Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

Now, this one is almost to the buy-now-stage of my tbr!