Thursday, 3 November 2016

Book Group Read: Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell

I've recently joined a new book group at my local library, which meets on the last Friday of the month. Our first read was Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell.



This isn't a book I would normally pick up as I was put off by the title as it sounds a bit... cheesy. But I gave it a go - and I'm glad I did! It took me around 70 pages to get into the book, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.

The book is set in the East End underworld, so it can get pretty grisly at times. I don't have the stomach for too much violence (or peril - I'm a proper wuss) but it was only sparingly graphic and I was actually cheering some of it on by the end. In fact, my favourite moment involved a gun and I was almost leaping off the sofa cheering at it!

I did find some of the rhyming slang cheesy, but the overall story grabbed my attention and kept me entertained. It's true what they say: you shouldn't judge a book by its cover (or title).


Our next read is JoJo's Moyes' The Girl You Left Behind, which is completely different to Geezer Girls. I dived straight into the book on the day of our book group meeting and have already finished it, but I'll share my thoughts next time...

5 comments:

  1. Both books sound interesting to me, I look forward to hearing what you think.

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    1. Geezer Girls was a massive surprise to me as I didn't think I'd get on with it at all. I'll post about The Girl You Left Behind after our next group meeting (though I've already been tweeting/Instagramming about it - I couldn't help it!)

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