“The human being is complex and I find the vile acts, contradictions, and sublimities characteristic of our condition astonishing. Our existence would be an exasperating shade of gray if we were all flawless.”
I always stress out about hosting my book club. I worry that everyone will hate the book I pick, they won’t want to talk about it, and that the treats I put out will taste terrible. None of this has ever happened, but I still stress out about it.
My friend and fellow book-clubber, Jenny, loved American War so much she wanted to keep talking about it even after our book club discussed it! This novel, which was recently short-listed for Canada Reads, is amazing. It’s the only book I’ve read in my book club that I’ve rated as 5-stars. It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching, and if you haven’t read it yet you should go pick up a copy right now.
Don’t believe me? Then take a look at what Jenny had to say about it!