Author Archive | Pete

Going Underground

We had another packed discussion to talk about A Fine Balance – stoicisim in the face of adversity and why is it none of the characters get any breaks.

A Fine Balance voting doodle

Sew good

Book for next time is (Booker Longlisted) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Given that Brixton Book Group tend to predict the Booker Prize Winner, bets are on!

Runners up included: Dead Lake, The Plot Against America, Exit West, All the Light We Cannot See, A Long Journey to a Small Angry Planet and Watchmen.

Next meeting is on Wednesday 13th of September in the Effra Social – from half seven, everyone welcome as always.


Finely balanced

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the delay in posting up the meeting! – again we had a packed meeting to discuss the double bill that was Another Day in the Death of America and The Good Immigrant.

Voting doodle

Guns don’t kill people. rappers do. I heard it on a documentary on Radio 2.

Book for next meeting is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry – and we will be meeting on Thursday 17th of August in the Effra Social at 7.31pm.



July double bill

Hello everyone,

we had a packed meeting where we discussed the cautionary speculative-fiction tale The Power (thank heavens for the patriarchy keeping us all safe!) Pete went on slightly too long about Wonder Woman, we had a lovely pitch from Daniel about his book on Unbound, and picked 2 books to read for next time.

Generally everyone seemed to like the Power – it perhaps promised greater things than it delivered, but was nevertheless a page turner. And the Brixton Book Group continues it’s uncanny ability to predict the future and pick a prize winning book.

The Power voting sketch

Feel my electric wrath!

We have 2 books to read next time: The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla and Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge.

Runners up included the Secret History of Wonder Woman, The Barracuda, The Handmaid’s tale, Judas, All that Man Is and The Girls.

Remember you can always re-pitch a book again if your choice missed out!

Next meeting is on Thursday the 20th of July in the Effra Social from 7.33pm. (so you have 5 weeks)

And finally:

Daniel Ross came along to plug his book on Unbound – it’s called Bobby Denise is Reigning Rampant and is described as The darkly comic story of a retired Las Vegas stage magician and big cat enthusiast, dragged back into the spotlight by the consequences of one huge mistake.

Daniel has promised to come back and hear our thoughts about the book at a meeting in the future – but only if it hits it’s target. We’ve had a couple of authors come along to our meetings, but never twice so for that alone makes it worth backing.



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