We had a mixture of reactions to My Year of Rest and Relaxation, from disgust to delight. Ottessa Moshfegh can certainly get a reaction.
The book for next time is Augustown by Kei Miller, meeting on July 29th.
We are planning to try to meet in the pub, but our old favourite Effra Social is under new management so I’d better give them a call and confirm first. So please check back here nearer the time to be sure where we are going. Also if anyone wants to do an online version then feel free to organise that in tandem??
**UPDATE** Effra Social have been very hard to pin down – I kept calling and being told to email, then not getting a reply to the email. But we are going to meet there regardless – it’s a big place so will hopefully have space, and it can’t be more chaotic than that time we tried to discuss William Gibson in a packed pub full of aging punks on their way to a Sex Pistols gig. I’ll be there a little early to try and bag tables, and if you’ve not been before look out for someone with Augustown on the table. **UPDATE ENDS**
Runners up were:
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
The Three Body Problem – Liu Cixin
Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
Leonard and Hungry Paul – Ronan Hession
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Look forward to seeing some of you in real life on the 29th – please can you RSVP here or PM me if you are coming so I have a rough idea of numbers to book the pub.
I’ll be coming to the pub (sorry – not sure whether this it the right place to RSVP). Looking forward to meeting you all in person.
Id love to come, id better get reading!
Yep, noted for both of you! We don’t usually need to know in advance who’s coming but these are strange times and I want to have an idea of numbers for the pub booking. Which I have still not made!
I’d like to RSVP for this too, sorry not sure if this is the right place to respond. I attended BBG a few times many years ago and then moved out of the area so am looking forward to coming along again!
Hi Rukmanie, welcome back and thanks for the reply! Please keep an eye on here in case there are any updates.
Hi Allison, I’ll also be there 🙂 thanks!
Hi Alison and All, any news on which pub we’ll be going to?
Hi Tom (and anyone else), yes we will be going to the Effra Social. I’ve tried and failed to book it properly, so we will have to wing it, but I think it’ll be OK… I’m going to be there a bit early to assess the best place to sit.
Great! Thanks Alison.
Hi there, what time does it start? Im a newbie….
Hey, when’s the next meeting and what’s the next book? I’ve missed the last couple but keen to join 🙂
Hi Rachel, It’s Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns and will be 26th August, hopefully back at the Effra Social! I’m going to sort out the event properly shortly.