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It’s feeling autumnal..

We had a packed meeting to discuss the Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead which despite not making the booker shortlist was a popular choice. Maybe not as quite as good as the Sellout?

Brixton book group voting sketchbook

Going Underground

Still, any excuse to draw a train.

Book for next time is Autumn by Ali Smith and we’re meeting on Thursday 12th October in the Effra Social.

Runners up included: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Hopea Tragedy by Shalom Auslander, As I walked out one Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee, Fen by Daisy Johnson, My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, The Complete Short Stories (volume 1) by JG Ballard, Under the Net by Iris Murdoch, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway and What Happened by Hilary Rodham Clinton.

Pete did not pitch a Dan Brown novel.


The 2017 Long Read

Last year we picked Infinite Jest as our long read – as it’s taken an infinately long time for everyone to read it, most people haven’t finished it, but it remains the sort of book that you might want to persuade your significant other to read.

The 2017 Long Read

The 2017 Long Read

So we’ve learned our lesson, and the 2017 Long Read is House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.

The read by date for this tome will be announced in due course – some time in the winter.



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.


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