• Rebecca Thomas

A History of Loneliness - John Boyne



March 2021

Suggested by: Becca


Score: 8


This book was enjoyed by all members, and the word "compelling" was used several times. It provided a fascinating insight to events that we were all vaguely aware of but not actually familiar with. There were some interesting moral questions raised, particularly around the extent to which the narrator was guilty and "should have known". We also enjoyed the moments of humour, with a special mention to the scene on the train. But we were fairly unanimous in wondering what the Rome storyline added.