This week we discussed Blink by Malcolm Gladwell – this was our first popular science book we’ve read so far.
The Brixton Book Group Review was: Blink: less like a blink, more like a boring waking dream.. boo!; jumped-up good magazine article; thin-slicing, self help book in disguise; interesting anecdotes but contradictory argument; interesting concept; lots of good ideas but no idea what the main argument was.
Next time we’re reading Flatland by Edwin A Abbott, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (this might run over the next meeting or two).
Other books suggested were:
A fine balance by Rohinton Mistry
Music and Silence by rose Tremaine
You shall know our velocity by ave Eggars
We also decided that we should hold a Brixton Book Meeting in Newcastle in the new year, possibly in the “music room”.
Next meeting: Wednesday 15th November in the Trinity Arms.
Oh and the IAT is available here.