The Haunting of Hill House
Everyone who attended on 21st October now knows a lot more about German zookeepers than they did before. The book got a mixed reception, perhaps better in concept than execution, but I think it was good to learn about this strange bit of Cold War history.
The next book is suited for reading over Halloween – its The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. We will be meeting at Effra Social from about 7.30 on 18th November to discuss it.
Runners up were:
Love in Colour – Bolu Babola
Afterlives – Abdulrazak Gurnah
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carre
Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
The Shining – Stephen King
I’ll try to book a table or the Churchill Room at Effra under my name (Alison), it’s been a bit unpredictable where we end up, but its a big place so we will be in there somewhere. At the Nov meeting feel free to pitch a slightly longer book as we don’t discuss a book during the December meeting so the next normal book group will be January. I’ll set up the December Christmas Extravaganza event separately.