How far would you go to help a close friend? Is there a place where you might draw the line and simply have to say no?
Eight women. Four decades of friendship. One unimaginable request.
(synopsis taken from Amazon.co.uk)
The Bridge Club is a book about friendship and companionship. It follows 8 main characters (the members of the Bridge Club) during the varies stages of their lives.
This novel looks at each character in turn and deals with a vast majority of topics such as grief, affairs etc. Although I really liked this book, it took me longer to read this novel than it normally takes me to read through my books. For me, The Bridge Club was more like 8 little short stories rather than a whole novel. It’s not that I didn’t like the way this book was constructed, but I found myself taking longer reading breaks after I had finished with one character’s life story before continuing with the next one. I had a really busy summer workwise, so reading small chunks of a book without having to fear of forgetting the plot actually worked brilliantly for me.
The ending of the book is very daring I thought. It definitely appeals to the reader’s consciousness. We find out what is happening, but we don’t know which character deals with this awful fate (as no names are mentioned) – definitely an interesting and intriguing way to end the book.
Thank you to Janice at LAHE for sending me an ecopy of this book.