We wanted to love this book!
But ... we didn't.
Mayflies is written by the London Review of Books 'Editor at Large', Andrew O'Hagan. There's been a lot of hype about this book with some rave reviews.
It just didn't gel for Eliza and Madeleine.
Maybe it was the 80's references (neither Gen-Y reader is into 'New Order' or 'The Smiths') maybe it's a book for men? Maybe it's just ... dull?
The second half really improves and both women were happy they pushed on. The writing is strong and the characters have matured. Tully's death is covered with nuance and grace.
But it's only two stars from Madeleine, three from Eliza.
In April, LDC Bookclub is reading 'Exciting Times' by Naoise Dolan and in May it's Jacqueline Maley's debut novel 'The Truth About Her'.
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