The Fields by Kevin Maher is our second Book Club book of the week…
Style is something that the next debut on the list, Waterstones eleven 2013 title The Fields, has in spades. Written with funny, affecting panache, this is the story of a life gone wrong at a very young age. Jim Finnegan is 13-year-old buy, a tear-away and a terror but with a heart of gold. Life in his world consists of dealing with the helter-skelter intensity of his rumbustious family, taking breakneck bike rides with his best friend, and coveting the local girls from afar – until one day when everything changes. Filled with life, fizzling dialogue and hard-learned lessons, The Fields has a direct, unique energy – you know you’re in a safe pair of hands from the moment you pick it up, it really is a read-it-in-one-sitting jolt of a novel.
The Book Club Podcast
We think our Book Club selection are books not only worth reading, but worth talking about. Each week, we’re bringing together a group of Waterstones Cardholders and our own booksellers to talk about our Book Club book of the week.