Book Club @ the Lass O'Gowrie, Manchester Monthly Meetup

The book up for discussion at the September meet-up is:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (genre: Classics which have been adapted into film)

The book up for discussion at the October meet-up is:

The British Museum Is Falling Down by David Lodge (genre: comedy)

The genre for November meeting will be Historical Fiction, please bring along your suggestions.

Books read:

2013

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple (genre: Detective Fiction)
The Tower by Simon Clark (guest author)
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (genre: Exploration)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore (genre: Mid-life Crisis from the female perspective)
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse (genre: Mid-life Crisis from the male perspective)
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. (genre: books which have been banned)
The Lost Cosmonaut by Daniel Kalder. (genre: Non Fiction Travel Writing)
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges (genre: Short stories)

2012
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner (genre: American classics)

The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones (genre: Fantasy)
The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu (genre: Diaries)
Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka (genre: Sporting Fiction)
The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave (genre: Novels by authors that were famous for something else before writing)
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic by Alfred Lansing (genre: Triumph over Adversity)
Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes (genre: beat generation)
Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster (genre: African Authors)
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (genre: Horror)
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (genre: Dickens)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (genre: Novels based in the future from when the book was published)
The Second Coming by John Niven (genre: comedy)

2011

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (genre: Winners or Shortlisted books from the Orange Prize from any previous year)
The Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing (genre: Social Upheaval)
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe (genre: Space Exploration)
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (no record of genre)
A Passage To India by E.M. Forester (genre: Classic Novels from[masked])
The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro (genre: short stories)
Manchester Man by Mrs. G. L. Banks (genre: Books related to Manchester)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (genre: Family)
Lost in Music by Giles Smith (genre: Music)
The True Story of Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on everything by Kevin Cook (genre: Autobiographies [ended up being a biography])
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (genre: Banned Books)

2010

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (genre: Detective novels)
London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp (genre: The Green Carnation Prize 2010 Longlist)
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (Guest Author Paul Magrs recommendation)
Never The Bride by Paul Magrs (genre: Books by Paul Magrs [guest author])
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (genre: Political fiction)
The Fight by Norman Mailer (genre: Sport)
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (genre: Fictional comedy)
If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien (genre: War Novels)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (genre: Sci-Fi)
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (genre: Debut Novels)
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (genre: Travel Writing)
Four Stories by Alan Bennett (genre: short stories)

2009

Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin (genre: Fictional Crime)
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (genre: the Man Booker Prize 2008 shortlist)
The Woman In Black by Susan Hill (genre: Horror)
Googlewhack Adventure by Dave Gorman (genre: Humour)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (genre: Modern Day Classics published between 1909 – 1959) (Voted Book of the Year 2009)
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (genre: Classics)
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi (this was before we started selected genres)
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Death at Intervals by Jose Saramago
The Yacoubian Building by Alaa el-Aswany

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  • Paul B.

    Very well attended meeting, with a lively and well-informed discussion of the book

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm running a little late, I'm on my way from work. Sorry

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very sorry but I'm not going to be able to attend tonight's meeting, I'll be sure to make it to the next one however!

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, I had planned to come to the group this evening for the first time, but something has come up and I can no longer make it. Will see you at the next meet though... and I very much look forward to it!

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone know what the next book is ? I only joined the group a week ago and not quite finished this one in time .

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The next book is 'The British Museum is Falling Down' by David Lodge.

      September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Katie & Fiona . Appreciated .

      September 2, 2013

  • Katie J.

    Hi Dylan, you're more than welcome to come along even if you haven't finished this month's book as long as you're happy to hear any spoilers! Not everyone has had the chance to read the book each month so I'm sure you wouldn't be the only one who hasn't finished it.

    September 2, 2013

  • Jim C

    Unfortunately run out of time to read the book ... must do better next time!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, It will be my first time at the book group discussing One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest. I look forward to meeting everyone,

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined. It's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" that will be discussed at this meetup right?

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Matthew! Yes we will be discussing One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest on Monday. See you there.

      August 31, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Correct Matthew. Welcome to the group:)

    August 31, 2013

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