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Different Class Joanne Harris

Discussion in 'Book club' started by Uncle-Bulgaria, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Uncle-Bulgaria

    Uncle-Bulgaria New commenter

    Ever wondered about some of those senior leaders in school..... Has anyone out there read this fantastic and gripping book set in a Northern grammar school? The book does show some of the dangers of false allegations that staff face, but is that what fiction should be doing? Isn't the problem that people who have been abused aren't believed? Lines like 'The victors paper over the truth' made me feel cold when you read what had happened to Harry Clarke. Would be interested to hear other people's views.
     
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Fiction should give us the opportunity to explore the internal life of characters in a way that lets us reflect on our own lives and the lives of other people and society . It does not have to have a social purpose although it can sometimes be used for this.
     
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  3. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    I haven't read it but will look out for it. Her other novels are well worth a read.
     

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