September 2014 Book Club - "Norwegian Wood" and "The Tall Man"

  • September 20, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Hello Book lovers,

We selected our books for the September 2014 meeting.

"Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami
"The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island" by Chloe Hooper

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. Look for the table with the pile of books on it, and that's us.

"Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami
When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.


"The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island" by Chloe Hooper
The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell.

It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley, who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial.

Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing - and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget

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  • Henryrumble

    Damn, not sure I'm going to be able to get there today guys, really sorry. For what it's worth, I thought Tall Man was awesome and Norwegian Wood a bit, er, meh... Discuss!

    September 20

  • Sandile

    Hi unfortunately I can no longer make this meeting - hope you have a fun discussion!

    September 15

  • Andrew D.

    Hi Bec, sorry for not replying earlier, good to see someone so enthusiastic! The October meet up details should be on here by end of this weekend. The books for October are "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn and "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. Thx

    September 4

    • Bec

      You know me! :-)

      September 4

  • Bec

    Hi Earl, did you decide on the books for October? Trying to be ahead of the game for getting books from the library :-)

    September 3

  • Elizabeth L M.

    Looking forward to meeting some new people who hopefully love books as much as me :-)

    August 23

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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