Hi everyone. The books for this month are following. At the moment I am selecting two per month and we will review Ulysess in July when we have a our Christmas in July. How that will work is for the month of July there will be no prescribed readings however we will review Ulysess and do gift exchange. More details coming soon.
Gold coin donation is appreciated to offset the costs of running the group.
As for this month:
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, 221 pages (short stories, music) by Kazuo Ishiguro
In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music and the passage of time. This quintet ranges from Italian piazzas to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the “hush-hush floor” of an exclusive Hollywood hotel. Along the way we meet young dreamers, café musicians and faded stars, all at some moment of reckoning.
Gentle, intimate and witty, Nocturnes is underscored by a haunting theme: the struggle to restoke life’s romance, even as relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede.
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, 245 pages (Religion, Historical fiction) by Philip Pulman
In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman reimagines the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and great power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ says something new about who Jesus was and asks questions that will resonate long after the book has been read.
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is subversive, thought-provoking and deeply moving. Pullman’s storytelling genius shows just why the charismatic person of a spontaneous, articulate Jesus has captured the hearts and minds of so many. Right to the end the betrayal of Jesus retains the intensity and suspense of high drama. As does the identity of Jesus Christ.
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ could change the way you think about religion, about God, and about one of the most enduring stories of all time.