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.
Unfortunately I can’t make it on the 18th. Is anyone still doing the online meet-ups a week after the pub meeting, or have they died a natural death? I’d like to read the Haunting of Hill House (enjoyed the last Shirley Jackson book), so I’d like to come to the online meeting if they’re still happening, but no worries if they’ve stopped. If not, hopefully see you all the December get together…