July 2013 book club meeting

Hello Book lovers,

We selected our books for the July 2013 meeting.

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

If you have time you can read both books, otherwise you can select the book you are most interested in.

The Around Fitzroy & Collingwood Book Club is very informal; there is no set meeting agenda. Over a coffee, beer or wine, we usually have a chat about what everyone thought of the books of the month and see if anyone has read anything else exciting or heard of any great literary events on in Melbourne.

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart is an English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe published in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats' poem "The Second Coming".

"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman
After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break... Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.

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  • Eddie F.

    “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
    ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Tamara O.

    I was a bit late, and thought you guys looked me out! Hope most people made it and had fun :)

    July 27, 2013

  • Earl C.

    We're at the Grace Darling hotel. Grumps has a private function today.

    July 27, 2013

  • Eddie F.

    Pub corner of Smith and Peel

    July 27, 2013

  • Sophie

    Sorry- can no longer make it.

    July 26, 2013

  • Stacey B.

    Apologies I unexpectedly and unavoidably have to work tomorrow so can't attend. dissapointing but look forward to the next meeting.

    July 26, 2013

  • Stephanie S.

    I'm new, please don't bite :)

    July 16, 2013

  • Stephanie S.

    I'm new, please don't bite :)

    July 16, 2013

  • Tamara O.

    Don't know what I'm doing that weekend, but I read "American Gods" earlier in the year, so I hope I can make it

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, I'm away on that weekend.

    July 9, 2013

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