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April 2014 Book Club - "Midnight'­s Children", and "Cocaine Blues"

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Hello Book lovers,

We selected our books for the April 2014 meeting.

"Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie
"Cocaine Blues" by Kerry Greenwood

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.

"Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie
Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India’s independence, and found himself mysteriously ‘handcuffed to history’ by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent - and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times. Through Saleem’s gifts - inner ear and wildly sensitive sense of smell - we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of the 20th century.

"Cocaine Blues" by Kerry Greenwood
The first of Phryne’s adventures from Australia’s most elegant and irrepressible sleuth. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions - is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • James

    Sorry to bail too... despite good intentions, haven't made it through Midnight's Children quite yet

    April 26, 2014

  • Stephanie S.

    I'm only half way through Midnight's Children, sorry to be pulling out!

    April 26, 2014

  • Anna M

    Hi everyone, I also won't be finished by tomorrow so I'll have to change my RSVP. Sorry :-(

    April 25, 2014

  • Cate O.

    I 'm sick, and doubt I'll be better by tomorrow, so I have to bow out. Looking forward to next month though!

    April 25, 2014

  • Laura H.

    couldn't finish it! have to absent myself.

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies I can't make it this time. Will see you all soon

    April 23, 2014

  • Maryanne

    Apologies - can't make it this month. Sudden clash of appointments.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jenny

    sorry had to change to a no because April has gotten away from me, and I haven't read it yet!

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    unfortunately ive had to change plans so cant come to this one but I will try to make the next one

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey, sorry I can't make this meeting, but I read Cocaine Blues and part of Midnight's Children - it's going to a great discussion!

    April 21, 2014

  • Anna M

    Looking forward to reading "Midnight's Children" and joining in the discussion :-)

    1 · March 26, 2014

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