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IBG Tuesday meetup - Bliss by Peter Carey

Hi All,

Please see details below of the next Tuesday book.

More details to follow but please see synopsis below:

"Bliss" was Peter Carey's astonishing first novel, originally published in 1981 - a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in Hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld. As in his stories and some of his later novels, it is Peter Carey's achievement in "Bliss" to create a brilliant but totally believable fusion of ordinary experience with the crazier fantasies of the mind. This powerful and original novel is a love story about a man who misunderstands the world so totally that he almost gets it right

Hope to see you then,


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  • elizabeth

    sorry, Im unable to come after all as I did not get to finish the book -apologies for late change!

    September 10, 2013

  • Peter F.

    Sorry that I won't be there. The book sounds great so I will definitely try to read it!

    September 9, 2013

  • William

    Can make it now, won't have read it but will drop by later to say hello.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On hols too

    September 5, 2013

  • Eleanor M.

    Will try to read the book in time for the group, but, if I can't, I will come to the next group.,

    September 4, 2013

  • Hannah

    I've just reopened the Rsvp's. Hope you can all make it on the new date :-)

    September 3, 2013

  • Maria

    I'd like to attend the meeting next week as I can make the new time but it is not allowing me to RSVP.

    September 3, 2013

  • Jennifer F.

    I've got a better excuse than William! I'm getting married that week,Mao think I'll be too busy. See you all when I get back from the honeymoon!

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Jessica

    Sorry I'll be on holiday next week. Hope to meet you all at the next group!

    September 2, 2013

  • Jacqui M.

    Sorry on holiday will miss this one - book not my cup of tea

    September 2, 2013

  • Eleanor M.

    Not sure if I'll have time to read the book before the next meeting, but I'll try.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes it is a good book - do we vote on the location or have I missed it somewhere on your site?

    August 22, 2013

  • elizabeth

    I'm interested in coming to this as my first meetup with the group but have to buy the book and finish reading it before then, so will have to RSVP as a 'maybe' for now if that's ok.Any idea where the location is likely to be as well?Thanks!

    August 16, 2013

  • William

    On holiday

    August 14, 2013

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