Normal People was named Waterstones book of the year, longlisted for the 2018 Booker Prize and most recently won the Costa Novel Award.
Sally Rooney’s editor at Faber & Faber dubbed her a ‘Salinger for the Snapchat generation’, while praise has been heaped on the book by the critics.
But did it make for a good book club read? Is the hype justified? We’re joined by journalist and friend-of-the-pod Phil Chaffee to discuss it. Listen in to find out what we all thought.
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• 5X2 by François Ozon [film recommendation]
• Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
• The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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