Last Meeting: Extremely loud (drinkers) and incredibly close (voting)
At our last meeting in the Doghouse in Kennington (which featured some extremely loud people) we discussed Tristram Shandy – or didn’t really as we’d at best managed volume 1, or just seen the Alan Patridge version.
We were split between:
As I walked out one midsommer morning – Laurie Lee
Extremely loud and incredibly close – Jonathan Safran Foer
After a text a friend we decided on Safran Foer – however(?) it turns out this is only available in hardback (comes out in paperback in May) – do we need a re-count?
Other suggestions were:
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Fall – Albert Camus
Cock and Bull – Will Self (along with the idea of inviting him along to a meeting, which he might find ironic and drole)
Next meeting: In 3 weeks time – Wednesday 8th March – in the Elm Park Tavern (whey!)
What annoying news about the paperback edition… If you’d all prefer, I am happy enough to go with Laurie Lee instead this time (and perhaps save Jonathan SF for May?). I’ll await your decision.
I have a copy of the Laurie Lee, but am happy to go for JSF
Go with JSF. I’ve read the first couple of chapters and think it’s going to be a smash.