We met to discuss On The Beach, the second time Brixton Book Group has read this tale of how terribly annoying the apocalypse is darling and lets all keep calm and carry on while fishing from the ferrari and pickling ourselves with the club’s finest port.
Book for next time is Piranesi. Apologies the it’s only available in hardback – cheapest option is ebook of WHsmiths have if for a shade over a tenner. As a rule we go for books that have been out a while and are in paperback, but this one was tooo good to resist.
Runners up included: High Rise – JG Ballard, Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi, Nora Webster Novel – Colm Tóibín, A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles, The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett and the Book n’ CD combo Seasons of Change by Tom Kitching.
This might be the last time we meet on Zoom before reverting back to meeting in the real world, in a place called a pub where they serve beers in pints. If you’re interested in continuing the online based group – we can work something out with the voting – please let me know, either in the comments or just by email. We could discuss the same books as the offline version but at an alternative time, or do something else.
And finally don’t forget our long read – the Ali Smith seasonal quartet. Provisional date to discuss is the end of summer, with a visit to the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy.