A for Alan Clarke
The book(s) we’re reading for next time are:
The Alan Clarke Diaries – Volume 1 In Power 1983-1992
This is the one with the anecdote about Clare Short’s “lovely brummie accent” when she correctly accused him of being drunk.
and as a bonus:
A for Andromeda by Fred Hoyle
Its a novella about radio telescopes, and was on bbc 4 recently.
Other nominees were:
Fluffy part IV
Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto
Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis
Something by Will Self (plus we could invite him along in an ironic way)
The Fight – Norman Mailer
An Acre of Barren Ground – Jeremy Gavron
The Black Album – Harif Kureishi
Labyrinth – Kate Mosse
Others included: In Praise of Shadows, The Dirt, and Snowblind.
Optional bookgroup challenge: set up a myspace account and see what all the fuss is about!
Next meeting: Wednesday 19th April in the Elm Park Tavern @ 7.30