This was our second book by Sarah Waters, with our first book of hers The Little Stranger being enjoyed by most members. We all enjoyed her writing style in the first book, and many had already gone out and bought The Night Watch.
The book was very easy to get into, there were a few different stories with different characters, but they all tied in nicely together. Each member had their favourite story and characters, and loved reading especially about that particular part.
The book is set in War time London, something that we were all fascinated by, and Waters description, in many cases forced us to read up on factual parts of what she had written. At the back of the book, there is a reference, which proves just how interested the author is in the history of London, and also how much time she spent researching. Many of us would like to read some of these books as a result of reading The Night Watch. There were three parts to the book, starting in 1947, and working back to 1941.
The main characters were generally well liked, with the exception of Reggie, Vivs love interest, who we found to be a bit of a creep. Vivs brother was a debatable character, many people sympathised with him when they found out why he had been in prison, but for others it just confirmed his wimpish manner.