Big in Japan
Lovely to see a big crowd of people at last night’s meeting. Sorry if the filming was a little bit unexpected, once we’ve got a copy of the documentary we’ll have an official premiere / drink in the pub to celebrate. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given that Japanese state TV were filming us for a programme about the author, we were all quite positive about When we were Orphans.
Book for next time is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet and as this is a long and particularly brilliant book, the next meeting will be in 4 weeks time on the 31st of March in Mango Landin as usual.
|As the night drew on, Pete realised he didn’t know how to draw magnifying glasses properly.|
Runners up in no particular order were: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Good Terrorist, Tokyo Year Zero, What Is the What, Waiting for Columbus, The Idiot and A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters.
Also as a bonus book we had a load of copies of Witness the Night donated by the publisher Beautiful Books for us to read – I’ll post up a review and some info, and if everyone can add a review that would be super.