We’ll sorry it’s taken this long to get the post up. Been a busy Holiday Season so far so I am just now getting around to posting notes on our discussion of the November book, ‘Ghost of the Innocent Man’ by Benjamin Rachlin. We met on the 28th of November here at my house and had a almost a full house. I believe Mike K was the only one missing that night. He did provide a rating and feedback (He wasn’t overly impressed with the book).
So, I decided to cook Mexican for the night, good fit for that many attendee’s, and then we sat down to discuss the book. I started off by mentioning that this was his first book and so he may have been inclined to fill the book to a particular page count, which would account for the amount of detail that was included in the book. We were all in agreement that the book could have been 100 pages smaller and not hurt the story. That said, most of us enjoyed the book. The two stories told in concert, was an interesting way to present the book. It was interesting that about half the group preferred Willies story while the other half preferred the story of the creation of the Innocence Commission. In either case I felt, as did most members, that we learned something from the book.
We are off for the month of December, and will be back in January reading Trevor Noah’s book ‘Born a Crime’.
Happy Holidays to all.