Even though a novel might come highly recommended – it isn’t always the best choice for you. The Polished Hoe is a novel that just isn’t for us. Believe me – we tried to read it, but exactly 66 pages in, I realized that I can’t do it.
Part of being in a book club is choosing novels that you will enjoy, because let’s face it, this is supposed to be for fun. However, reading Austin Clarke’s novel brought me back to my university classes, and not in a good way.
Unlike Moby Dick where I felt accomplished after reading that novel, and could strike it off my bucket list, this isn’t a novel I can force myself through.
I’ve scratched it off our booklist only to add, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens instead. I should be receiving mine in the mail next week from Indigo. Since it’s about 100 pages, Meagan and I will let you know how it goes.