Part novel, part poem, Lanny evokes a typical English village whose residents are observed by an ancient spirit of nature – who in turn is taking a particular interest in one child. The Guardian called it ‘a fable, a collage, a dramatic chorus, a joyously stirred cauldron of words’, but what did Kate’s book club make of it? Join us for our review as we figure out whether Lanny lived up to the hype.
What is your book club reading next? In our recommendations section at the end we come up with follow-on books we think your book club will love. In this episode we recommend:
- Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
- Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth
- The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Watch author Max Porter reading from Lanny.
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