Turn off your spellcheck we’re reading the Sympathizer

We had a lively discussion about Nothing To Envy, Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. Given that everyone has recommended this book to at least 3 other people, I’m predicting an avalanche of sales and a netflix adaptation.

The breadbasket is full of book group suggestions

The breadbasket is full of book group suggestions

Book for next time is the Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen runners up included The Vegetarian by Han Kang, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont.

Next meeting is set for Thursday the 29th of September in the Effra Social. Although we’ve subsequently discovered that this clashes with Brixton Film Group’s meeting. So we’ll either reschedule or duke it out.

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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.

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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.

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