Today we’re discussing our second November book club selection J by Howard Jacobson. This multi-layered dystopian novel is set in the near future in a world that has been rocked by something apocalyptic that is only referred to as “WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED.” Both slow to trust others, Ailinn and Kevern seemed to have found each other in their greatest hour of need.
What do From Left to Write members have to say about this Booker Man Prize finalist? Head over to their sites to read our book club discussion of J by Howard Jacobson:
- Laura from the gluten-free treadmill shares why remembering and understanding our past is important to education.
- Janaki at More Than Four Sides gets a bit lost in post-apocalyptic imagining.
- Alicia S of Titere con Bonete remembers a childhood talent that dismayed her parents and delighted her relatives.
- Kelly from Cupcake Kelly’s talks about how in certain situations in life, there is safety in the ignorance.
- Random Mommy Eunice implores you to think about the conflict in the Middle East.
- Stacy from The Novel Life shares actionable steps to effect social change as inspired by the novel.
- Jenn from Momma on the Rocks contemplates whether holding on to material things is merely clinging to the past.
- A Magical Mommy wants you to be the change.
- Thien-Kim at I’m Not the Nanny wants to know more about her parents’ history.
- Janeane of Janeane’s World knows that memory is a precious thing.
- Rebecca from Life of an Army Wife sees the imperfections of her family.
- Ashley B. of Ashley, Unabashed talks about the laws of attraction.
If you haven’t read J yet, check out an excerpt.
Have you read any of Howard Jacobson’s other works?