A Brief History of Seven Killings
We had a great book group last night, with a good turnout to discuss Human Cargo. The author, Caroline Moorehead, came along and answered all our questions, and asked a few of her own. Unfortunately we haven’t quite solved the refugee crisis just yet, but it was good to have a topical discussion about an important issue.
The winning book for next time is A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. It’s Booker shortlisted, and the winner is announced on 13/10 so perhaps by the time we meet it will be the Booker winner! It’s reasonably long so get cracking as soon as you can! Please note date: we had planned to meet on 15/10 but when I spoke to the bar it turns out they are having a big private party that night in both rooms, so we’ll meet on **14/10** instead, which is a Wednesday.
Other nominated books were:
Awakenings – Oliver Sacks
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
We Wish to Inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families – Philip Gourevitch
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Please feel free to re-nominate any of these, it was a close race this time, went to the 3rd round of voting.
We’ve also set a tentative date for the long summer read meet up, but I’ll do a separate event for that. Plus a possible trip to see Wonder.land which I’ll post details about on the Book Group facebook page.
See you soon!