January Book Discussion

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion

 

are the January books for discussion

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent meeting. Good turnout and good vibe; lively discussion.

    January 24, 2013

    • Alex K.

      Thanks for the company and explanation of the symbolic meaning of eggs!

      January 25, 2013

  • Bella M.

    Sorry folks I won't be able to make it tonight. Sense of an ending gets a 6 from me.

    January 24, 2013

    • Alex K.

      Aaaah, still need to give you your prize!

      January 25, 2013

  • Alex K.

    Really enjoyed the meeting

    January 25, 2013

  • Lucy M.

    Sadly not able to make it... Really enjoyed Sense of an Ending. Love Andrew Motions poems and didn't want to spoil them by reading one of his novels, which are often slated

    January 24, 2013

  • Pauline F.

    Looking forward to attending a meeting. Will probably come on the 24th even though I won't have read the book - which I'm assuming is the one above. Cover looks interesting :)

    January 19, 2013

    • Pauline F.

      Hi again Alex. My skills using the internet are limited. However, to let you know, unfortunately I'm not going to be able to attend on Thursday evening. I look forward to coming next month? At least I will have read the book by then. Regards Pauline :)

      January 22, 2013

    • Alex K.

      No worries, you are always welcome to join either way.

      January 23, 2013

  • Rupert R.

    Sorry, won't be there. Sense of an Ending 7.5 (well written and clever); Silver felt like a political correctness lecture particularly in comparison with its 'Prequel' (perhaps not surprising really) so 3.5 (got bored 75% of the way through). See you Feb.

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • leonie

    Unlikely to make this so am casting my votes now
    Sense of an ending - 6.5 - enjoyed it but will need to read again to make more sense of the ending (&the beginning & the middle bits)
    Silver - blah. Mr ( charming in the flesh) Motion gets a bonus point for his cool surname so that brings it up to 2.

    January 17, 2013

  • Anna M.

    Dammit, couldn't find a copy of either book in time to expect to get through them (I am quite a slow reader!). Hope to see y'all in February instead :)

    January 10, 2013

    • Anna M.

      I take that back - I'll be there!

      January 10, 2013

    • leonie

      The Sense of an Ending is quite short (if you can nab a copy of that)

      1 · January 11, 2013

  • Cathy

    Proably best if you leave this bad review until you have finished with Silver, but I have to agree with it.
    http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/book/a-pirate-copy-all-at-sea-7582079.html

    January 9, 2013

    • leonie

      Shiver me timbers - that's a fair keel-hauling right there

      January 9, 2013

  • Alex K.

    Wonderful, I am looking forward to reading both books.

    December 3, 2012

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