Other Minds: The Octopus and the evolution of intelligent life
We had a lovely (if short) discussion about the lovely (and short) Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, in the suitable setting of the Effra Social’s back room and occasional restaurant.
The book for next time is Other Minds: the Octopus and the evolution of intelligent life by Peter Godfey Smith. As an optional side quest I can highly recommend the Spirit Tour at the Natural History Museum, which includes the chance of seeing the only specimen of a Giant Squid in the world, in its own very large jar.
We will be meeting on the 22nd of November in the Churchill room of the Effra Social from about 7.30 – everyone welcome.
At the next meeting we will be deciding the date of our Christmas party and curry night, as well as our next long read – so come with a suggestion of a longer book to read.
Runners up were H is for Hawk, Exit West, Moneyland, the Story of the Night, Milkman and His Bloody Project – and remember you can always re-pitch a book again!