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The Thursday Murder Club

(16 Posts)
bonfirebirthday Tue 27-Oct-20 13:26:06

Has anyone read Richard Osman's 'The Thursday Murder Club'? I found a little disappointing after the hype surrounding the publication.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 27-Oct-20 13:28:18

Oh dear it’s my next book !

Sparklefizz Tue 27-Oct-20 13:32:00

I agree bonfire, there was too much hype surrounding it which raised expectations, but once I just accepted it for what it was, I enjoyed it, and will read the sequel when it comes out next year.

Ilovecheese Tue 27-Oct-20 13:36:10

I have bought it but not read it yet, I hope I won't be disappointed.

Pantglas2 Tue 27-Oct-20 13:36:34

DH has just been given a copy by his brother who couldn’t get into it. I’ll give it a go when I’ve finished my current bedside book, Daniel Cole- Ragdoll.

Jaxjacky Tue 27-Oct-20 14:24:10

On my Christmas list.

grannyrebel7 Tue 27-Oct-20 14:28:58

And mine.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:38:42

Finished it last week. I wasn’t aware of the hype, so I had no expectations.

Not bad.

shysal Tue 27-Oct-20 15:51:08

I read it a few weeks ago and feel rather half-hearted about it. I shall not be bothering with the sequel.
RO was on Sara Cox's 'Between the covers' book programme last week. None of the books discussed appealed to me, except possibly Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh. Has anyone read it?
Maybe I am not intelligent enough for most of the books covered! Nevertheless, I am still enjoying the series (BBC2 on Fridays at 7.30pm).

Sparklefizz Tue 27-Oct-20 15:55:45

I can really recommend "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell which my daughter and I thought was wonderful.

Also recommend "The Mission House" by Carys Davies.

AGAA4 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:35:26

I have just ordered it. Wish I had seen this thread first!

Whitewavemark2 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:39:01


I have just ordered it. Wish I had seen this thread first!

No it is an easy read and quite a pleasant way to pass an hour.

merlotgran Tue 27-Oct-20 16:39:29

It's on my Christmas list as well.

Might just take it off now.

AGAA4 Tue 27-Oct-20 17:03:00

Thank you Wwm2. Glad I haven't wasted my money.

fevertree Tue 27-Oct-20 17:50:07

The thing about TTMC is that, it was published and all the "lovies" fawned over it, so it very quickly went to No 1 on the ST list.

Now mere mortals are reading it (the real readership) ... and - it is okay, but not great. So I agree it doesn't live up to the hype.

Rosannie Wed 28-Oct-20 01:45:11

Expected great things, bought it on release day, very disappointing!