And honestly, what’s left to say? We’ve covered the interviews and reviews, we’ve reminded you that it’s the perfect companion to Shuggie Bain but also that you don’t need to have read Shuggie Bain in order to read and love Young Mungo. We’ve been enthusiastic about this book group and the fun we have when we meet up to discuss the books we’ve read.
In other words . . . you should be ALL IN on Young Mungo by now. But just in case you aren’t quite sure and you need one more little nudge . . . here is my review of the book:
Reading this book is like reading about Shuggie Bain’s next door neighbors. And, while Shuggie still remains my favorite of Stuart’s two novels, Mungo is also a brilliant work. It’s heart wrenching to read about the things that happen to Mungo but Stuart is able to ease us along with his exquisite writing and a back-and-forth timeline that helps when things feel overwhelming. Highly recommended for the story, the characters, the setting, and the writing, this book is another triumph.
I hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm for our zoom discussion.