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doc ¸ The Christmas Club Paperback Read â hannahredhead ✓ A story of love regret and the bittersweet nature of friendships It is 1988 Six cynical young urbanites brought together by a series of strange events end up stranded at Christmas in a bleak run down house on an isolated stretch of Donegal coastline in IrA story of love regret and the bittersweet nature of friendships It is 1988 Six cynical young urbanites brought together by a series of strange events end up stranded at Christmas in a bleak run down house on an isolated st I was surprised at how little I cared for this book especially after all the positive reviews by my GRI friends I kept putting it down and had to keep on myself to finish it; I only read it as it was a GRI's uarterly read I found most of the characters unlikable and wooden and I hated how the book ended My favourite character in the book turned out to be Donegal and the wild coastline those parts of the book engaged me and kept me interested

mobi ☆ The Christmas Club ☆ Stephen Price

Retch of Donegal coastline in Ireland It seems like a recipe for disaster but as the landscape reveals its wild charms and the house reveals its strange history they become bound in friendship and as a drunken joke form the I wrote a long review but Goodreads lost it due to a technical error Haven't got the energy to write it again Here's the jist6 people gather in a remote deserted house in Donegal in 1988 They are Belfast friends Singer and Ronan Dublin girls Dionne Melissa and Oona and Londoner Frisby New friendships are forged as romantic entanglements are also created within the group Each character arrives at a crossroads in their lives either personal or professional and leaves with some kind of resolution A Christmas Club is formed in 1988 with the promise that every Christmas from now on will be spent in the same wayThe same group gathers again a year later in 1989 However jealousies rise to the surface and the Christmas Club self destructs It is not until 2002 that the group gather once Here is where Price's talent for satire of the greedy Celtic Tiger years is shown The contrast between the characters circumstances in 1988 and 2002 could not be differentHowever for me the ending of the novel was sudden completely unbelievable and very much without any kind of resolution Sometimes sudden endings can have merit as authors argue that we should make up our own minds However this novel was not one of these cases Also a large part of the novel's opening section discusses the Troubles in Belfast during 1988 in some detail This enlightened me as to the situation in the North during this time However the change by 2002 following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement is not alluded to whatsoever Another hugely disappointing factor which contributes to such a poor endingStephen Price has an incredible talent and a great voice shines through in the novel it was published in 2007 before the true results of Celtic Tiger greed became apparent However his lack of a believe and conclusive ending ruins the book I'm not the only one who felt this either with a friend who gave the book to me feeling exactly the same way

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The Christmas ClubChristmas ClubFast forward to Christmas 2002 As one by one the Christmas Club slowly reconvenes middle aged manners and the gloss of new money disguise passions that still run deep passions that erupt with tragic conseuenc A decent read well told 6 people meet in Christmas 1989 in an abandoned house in Donegal have a great time and prise to meet up every year They don't of course life gets in the way but they do meet again in 2002 Intervening years have brought change to them all success in varying degrees and stresses and strains in other ways The events of their final meeting are perhaps a commentary on the way Irish society changed over those years Would recommend