Brixton Book Group: Last Meeting

Hi everyone,
at the last meeting we were discussing Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald – if you missed it you can download it for free from the University of Adelade.

The book for next time is:
*The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

The runners up were:
Thinks – David Lodge
The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Bertolt Brecht (a play!)
The Little Demon – Fyodor Sologub
Luna Park – Bret Easton Ellis
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

*Opinion on the Rules of Attraction were a bit split – if anyone wants to read Thinks instead – or act out part of The Caucasian Chalk Circle leave a comment on the bottom of this post.

Next meeting:
Wednesday 2nd November at the Queen pub, Brixton

Optional mission(s)

  • Use a compliment from Tender is the night in normal conversation
  • Write a 30 second stream of consciousness – everything that pops into your head!
  • Highlight one sentance from the chosen book

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4 Responses to Brixton Book Group: Last Meeting

  1. bertieronbob October 13, 2005 at 4:11 pm #

    Question for you, Pete…

    Did you set this up simply to make our lives easier? Or was it a response to the fact that notjustanotherbookgroup.co.uk are charging people just to discover information about our (and many other) bookgroups…?

  2. Pete October 13, 2005 at 9:37 pm #

    Well you hit the nail on the head there… I’m trying to get this into google so if people search for book groups in south london they’ll find us. I wouldn’t mind if notjustanotherbookgroup said they needed the cash… and i don’t mind coughing up for special events… but I can’t see how it’ll work out profitable for them. Plus I refuse to give money to a site which doesn’t work on a mac.

  3. dan October 14, 2005 at 2:56 pm #

    nice one pete – noble work. or even “magnificent valour” as someone once said in a bad 3 musketeers rehash.

  4. bertieronbob October 17, 2005 at 11:04 am #

    Well said, dan!

    I can’t believe NABG have decided to charge people. I mean, Emma & Michelle are lovely, but why? I thought it was meant to be ‘a bit of fun’.

    Surely it destroys the whole ethic of bookgroups which are meant to be about freedom of expression… (as long as you stump up the cash to find out about the group in the first place)

    I could actually go on about this for quite some time, but I’m conscious of my blood pressure!

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