A god in ruins by Kate Atkinson

The next book to be discussed by Chi Uni Book Group on 9th March will be A god in ruins by Kate Agod in ruinstkinson, the Costa novel award winner of 2015.  A novel about war and the devastating after-effects on subsequent generations.  Sign up for the next meeting by emailing staffdevelopment@chi.ac.uk and let us know what you think of the book by posting your comments here.


4 thoughts on “A god in ruins by Kate Atkinson”

  1. This one is quite a slow starter but is engaging once you have worked out who everyone is and have got the idea o what I gather is called a Fractured Narrative.

  2. Was daunted by the size of the book when I picked it up from the library! Please come to the group even if you don’t manage to finish it. I’m really enjoying it. It’s not gripping – but it’s a good read. I love the dry humour in this book (especially in the descriptions of Viola). What does everyone else think?

  3. I couldn’t find any dry humour! Please can you give me an example, or have you now returned the book to the library?

    1. I thought the descriptions of Viola’s character were dark/funny/tongue-in-cheek, and I loved these descriptions but feel free to disagree!

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