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The Next Live Book Club Will Be… Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend

April 29, 2016

elena-ferrante_my-brilliant-friendOur next Better Reading Book Club Live will discuss Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend. Don’t miss the opportunity to talk about the first of this brilliant Italian author’s ‘Neapolitan quartet’ of novels that have been the focus of so much excitement and discussion over the past year.

“Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you’ll have some idea how explosive these works are,” said a reviewer in The Australian.

The next Better Reading Book Club will be on Wednesday 25th May at 8pm AEST on the Better Reading Facebook page. We had so much great feedback from our last book club and we’ve taken all this onboard. At your request, we’ll extend the segment to a full half hour and we’ll take more comments and questions from our online audience.

Our special guests on the night will be two of Australia’s best novelists – Michael Robotham and Caroline Overington!

Stay tuned for discussion notes!

For Book Club Frequently Asked Questions click here.

Read more about the Ferrante novels here.



  1. Harriet Cartwright

    I can’t believe all the hype this book has generated, I have the rest of the series but the first one didn’t inspire me to keeping going.

  2. Karen Bartlett

    I’d been meaning to read this series for quite a while and I just started reading this first one last week – it’s slow and gentle so far, but that to me is the essence of life at that time in Southern Italy – I’m enjoying it so far 🙂

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