first of all I want to thank Matt for accompanying this reading-group, for kindly answering all our questions and giving lots of interesting background-information. That was a brilliant experience.
I also want to thank all the other participants. Reading the book together and discussing it with you was a real enrichment for me, because of your many interesting ideas, which made me think more about the book than I would have done if I'd read it for me alone.
Now some words about the book:
I really enjoyed reading the story, learning about MP and accompanying Andrew and Penny on their way. The characters were lively, likeable and (most of the time) behaved credibly.
Reading the book was real fun, but also saddening - a wonderful mixture of emotions, never over-the-top. The plot was gripping, only the thriller-part in the end was a bit unnecessary in my eyes. The book would have been thrilling enough even without it.
Nonetheless, Set This House in Order
is a very special book, which I'll surely recommend to other readers.
So, now that I've read two books by Matt - which are totally different but both of them really good - I think it's time to buy the next one. Maybe we'll have a reading-group again some time...