Friday, March 6, 2015

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

For last week's book club, Kenneth recommended reading  'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe' by Romain Puértolas and it was a brilliant suggestion! Kenneth was scheduled to moderate an evening with Romain the following week, so we all got together to discuss the potential questions we had for the author.

While we usually convene at a restaurant in town, we recently made the decision to take turns holding the meetings at one of our homes and last week Catherine played the gracious hostess. Emma made a delicious boeuf bourginion and Catherine provided fried chicken and vegetable fritters. The rest of us joined brought eggs tarts, dessert, chips and pizza, wine and pineapple tarts.

Let me just say that the book is nothing short of brilliant. From the first page to the last it had us chuckling and thinking. Puértolas is without a doubt my new favourite author. I just wish I didn't have to wait for his new novel to be translated into English!

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