January 2014 Book Club Meeting

Hello Book lovers,

We selected our books for the January 2014 meeting.

"The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton
"The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

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.

"The Luminaries"
Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes.

A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

"The Cuckoo's Calling"
When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

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  • Cec

    sorry issues typing. My brother has fallen off his motorbike so I won't make it today but will be at the next one :)

    January 25, 2014

    • Earl C.

      Sorry to hear about your brother Cec, I hope he is Ok. Catch you at the next meeting.

      January 25, 2014

  • Cec

    I'm so sorry guys. I was going to come for the first time but currently at the epworth Bc my brother. It's

    January 25, 2014

  • Laura H.

    Just wondering whether instead of having a limit on numbers we could simply split into two different groups if we get too big?

    January 5, 2014

    • Earl C.

      Hey Laura. We could split into two groups, but I'd like one of our regular attendees to play host to the second group if we were to do that. Let's discuss it at the January meeting and see what everyone thinks, and make a decision then.

      January 5, 2014

    • Laura H.

      makes sense cheers

      January 6, 2014

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