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Booze and Books Monthly Meetup

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.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great evening, thank you to Bernadette, and everyone. It was a good number of people without being too big a group.

    June 6, 2013

  • Bernadette N.

    Good meeting we discussed the books downstairs and upstairs. We moved from the allotted table to one further away so we could hear. Missed Debbie but I gave all the messages. Had a good discussion and met old and new friends

    May 30, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Ok I am here but can't find anybody. Is there some kind of prop I should look out for for the group? It seems some people have gone upstairs to the group table and then gone straight downstairs. Help! :-s

    May 29, 2013

    • Debbie

      They should be upstairs. Let me know if you can't find them. Look for the big table on the deck

      May 29, 2013

    • Vanessa

      (I just noticed this message) Thanks Debbie - I found them eventually. They had moved to another table to escape the noise of the band. It was a good night :-)

      May 29, 2013

  • Bernadette N.

    I am happy to host. We meet downstairs on the coaches and then go up stairs. Is there a table booked? Are we in the general area upstairs or a room? Is there anything I need to do to host. Would you like me to collect money for you gold coin??

    May 28, 2013

    • Debbie

      Unfortunately outside upstairs. Booking under B & B for 6.45. I will email you tonight Bernadette. Thanks for your help. ;)

      May 28, 2013

  • Debbie

    I'm really sick and can't go. Would someone like to take over hosting duties or I will have to cancel this month?

    May 28, 2013

  • Bernadette N.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tommorrow night. Books were interesting as usual. Thanks Debbie for the great choice of reading

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Clash.

    May 27, 2013

  • Adonna L.

    LIke to attend future meet-ups ; pref; local ones. Donna L.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really hoping to make it to this May meeting (provided I don't still have an evening language class). cheers Z.

    April 28, 2013

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