We Love Chris

A long discussion about I Love DICK at last night’s meeting. So once we’ve finished sending faxes to Dick, Chris and Sylvere it’s on to the read for next time:

Unsolicited Dick Faxes

Unsolicited Dick Faxes

Book for next time is Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. Runners up included The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, Panty by Sangeeta Bandyopadyay, American Tabloid by James Elroy, Valis by Philip K Dick and the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.

Date for next meeting is Thursday the 8th of September in the Effra Social.


Summer 2016 Long Read

Since Summer has more or less arrived over the last couple of weeks, we’ve chosen the Brixton Book Group Summer 2016 Long Read. This is a monster tome which we read over the next few months, on the beach over the holidays and pick a special meeting at some point in the future to discuss. Ideally we need to finish this before the end of the year.

Long read voting doodle

It’s a Loooong Read

The Long Read is Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Meeting date to be confirmed, but after the end of Summer.


Meeting in the way the Architect intended

For everyone who managed to navigate their way to the Barbican, we had an interesting discussion about the pros and cons of living in the High Rise, mass insanity and how rubbish chutes never work anyway.

In the shadow of the brutalist towers we picked both our book for next time, and as a bonus a long read (see our next post).

High rise by JG Ballard

40 floors of fun

Book for next time is I Love DICK by Chris Kraus – runners up include Only Human, The Vegetarian, The Course of Love, The Illuminaries, The Buried Giant and The Miner.

We’ll be back in our usual venue the Effra Social on Thursday 11th August from 7.30ish – as always everyone is welcome.

Brixton book group at #barbican this evening. #bookgroup #highrise #futureism #london #brutalism

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