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Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris

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on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:11

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I knew nothing about Joanne Harris or the book Gentlemen and Players as I picked this up during a library book sale fundraiser and tossed it into my $5 take as many books as you can fit in a paperbag option. My daughter also had a bag so we grabbed about 40 books that day and took the approach of grab anything of interested there is nothing to lose.

I started this book, stopped and read another one, then returned and finished it.

For me, this book was good, not bad or great, just good.

The story is set at a private school in England and is presented from two perspectives, one of a tenured teacher the other of a person who was an employee's child grown into an adult who desires to bring the institution down. As the story unfolds the reader gains greater understanding into why the grown child has this desire.

I think my problem with this book was that I was curious to know what happens next, but not compelled to know.

The question for me, then, is why? I think it comes down to not loving or hating any of the characters enough.

From reading the other reviews it seems that what was missing for me, wasn't for many others, so if this books sounds intriguing to you, I'd give it a read.

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