Sunday, 30 November 2014

Strange Weather in Tokyo -- Hiromi Kawakami

We liked it - well most of us. A delicate, engaging love story  with unusual main characters

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

After Me Comes the Flood -- Sarah Perry

A majority liked this oddly atmospheric book , even if not sure what it is about.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

One Hundred Years of Solitude -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

OR  years of stolid dude..... Not many of us finished it   . I realised that trying to remember who is who  and when  is redundant .. history and the people repeat. Some great bits.
Seemed great twenty years ago  

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Murder in the Cathedral -- T.S. Eliot

A play , partly in verse   - well a bit different  and certainly worth reading  . What motivates Becket?  pride , duty, hubris...

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A Short Gentleman -- Jon Canter

An amusing  if not profound read. Currently serialised on BBC radio4 -Reader H thoughthe sounded too tall!!

Friday, 4 April 2014

On the Road -- Jack Kerouac

Well this divided the group- in an unpredictable way. Half thought it exciting  and half tedious. It was certainly interesting to realise it was written and set just post WWII .

Monday, 24 February 2014

Rabbit, Run -- John Updike

An outstanding piece of writing. Not a likeable main character but ...compelling prose . We will read the rest of the Rabbit series,

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mr Loverman -- Bernadine Evaristo

A mixed reception  . Some not getting on with   the ( mild) West Indian timbre of the writing , other finding it just right
An interesting likeable rogue of a character .