Saturday, May 4, 2013

Book Club: The Bartender's Tale

This month our book club is reading the novel, The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig. It's about the adventures and relationship of a motherless boy and his bar-tending father, told from the point-of-view of the boy. Although the boy is being raised in an unconventional environment for child, the bartender father loves his son, and does his best for him. The characters are engaging and, for the most part, endearing. The book transported me to another world. Child-based point of view books aren't my favorites, but this one was really well done. I'd say that it's the best book I've read in at least a year.

I have never read any of Ivan Doig's other books, but I will now.

I would recommend it for book clubs who like literary fiction. There's plenty to discuss and it's a fabulous book.

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