While I enjoyed the book, my lit sisters were less than impressed with it. Generally, they thought the book was well constructed, well researched but tedious to read.
My book club found George’s character and his family incredibly boring, though most did feel sorry for him once Arthur became involved in his defense.
However, I was in agreement with the group that George Edalji’s father’s refusal to defend his son against the terrible accusations made against him, the family’s bizarre sleeping arrangements, and their total denial about any racial motivation behind the strange persecution they lived with for years were baffling.
The discussion continues this week . . .