“A decent novel can entertain you.
A good novel can make you feel stuff.
A great novel can change your life.”
Where does this novel (The Secret River by Kate Grenville) fit?
There are many ways to judge a novel.
- Did it expand your emotional repertoire?
- Did it deepen your self-understanding?
- Did any character change your perception of the world?
That’s a lot of heavy lifting for “made-up words.”
How well do you think the author succeeded with this book?
This is the fourth and last blog in this Roundtable series. You can find the others on Nov. 2, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. We hope that you have enjoyed the conversation. If you have any suggestions for books that you would like to discuss in this forum, please let us know. Watch for an announcement of the next Roundtable.