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.
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.