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Re: "The Private Patient" by P.D. James (The NEW Eerie Coterie)

I haven't read it yet, but I'm definitely going to add it to my library.

 

 

Talking about Detective Fiction

 

 

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Re: "The Private Patient" by P.D. James (The NEW Eerie Coterie)

An interesting question came up that is relevant to all of P.D. James' novels of detection:  How does the murderers make you feel about them and their motives.  In The Private Patient did you sympathize with the murdered when you learned her secret.  Did it make you feel sorrier for Rhoda in this book as the truth came to light.  I must admit I didn't like Rhoda but her pursuit of truth in this instance was the casue of her death.  Just wanted to pose that question to the readers of the book.

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Re: "The Private Patient" by P.D. James (The NEW Eerie Coterie)

I am hoping anyone out there who has read this book - The Private Patient could respond to this question?  Would you recommend this title or author to a friend or book group??  Would you consider reading other books by this author??  Let The Eerie Coterie know either way. 

 

Our goal with this endeavor was to see how much people respond to recommendations and if bookclubs enjoy reading literary novels that may also be considerer "genre" books.  More often than not book groups choose Fiction books that are not classified as mysteries, horror or romace, but that are full of these elements.  How many out there have read a Jodi Picoult book??  She is just Fiction, but has many elements of suspense or mystery to her plot lines.  It is an interesting topic and I hope to hear from you.  Your feedback is most valuable!!

 

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