The Buried Giant
We had a packed meeting to talk about the Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy, which included some useful life tips about how to live in a bin, which may or may not be useful in the post-brexit sunlit uplands we may or may not find ourselves enjoying by the time of the next meeting.
Because we needed a bit of fantasy escapism, or perhaps because of the fact that thanks to Kazuo Ishiguro, Brixton Book Group is massive in Japan, the book for next time will be The Buried Giant and we will be meeting in the Effra Social from 7.30ish in either the front room or the back on Thursday 21st of November.
We had some brilliant runners up, so remember you can always re-pitch books again and again: On the Beach by Neville Shute, The Heartland by Nathan Filer, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Francis Plug – how to be a public author by Paul Ewen (available from Galley Beggar press here) , The Cockroach by Ian McEwan, Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, Submission by Michel Houellebecq and Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.
Next meeting after November will be our Christmas Curry and book swap (19th of December – save the date!) and details of our annual book award party (there can only be one winner) will be forthcomming. There will be a trophy, author invites (including the dead ones!) and everything else you would expect from a proper literary award ceremony.
And just a reminder that everyone’s welcome to our meetings. Look out for the people with the books and come with a pitch of something to read next time.
PS I’m also not going to link to Amazon any more – links will go to Hive books who can deliver to a local bookshop, or I’m going to link to publishers or interesting bookshops – if you have any suggestions or tips, let me know in the comments.