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The Crow Road

Another big group, but All Quiet on the Western Front got a great reception at my end of the table at least, and felt like a much more modern book than it actually is. 

The book for next time is The Crow Road by Iain Banks and we’re meeting at Mango Landin as usual. 

Other suggestions were:
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – Ken Kesey
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor
Capital – Jon Lanchester

Quite a short list due to the difficulty of pitching over the loud music! We’ve set the next date as Thurs 2nd May, but might look at Wednesdays as well in future as the Thursday open decks night does mean it’s pretty loud after 9.00.


Transition to (hopefully less chilly book)

Conclusions from Death and the Penguin? Kiev is chilly, you can buy almost anything with the right amount of cash, and people care more about cute animals than people.

Even the penguin who didn’t represent a book got fish.

The book for next time is Transition by Iain (M-but only in the USA) Banks which is a work of speculative fiction (as the in-denial Margaret Atwood would put it)

Next meeting is on Wednesday 12th of October in Mango Landin so you have plenty of time to get reading!

Runners up were: American Wife, Blood Meridian: or The Evening Redness in the West, Perfume: The Story of a Murdererand The Carhullan Army.


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