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

The book up for discussion at the October meetup is:

The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu (genre: Diaries)

The book up for discussion at the October meetup is:

The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones (genre: Fantasy)

The genre for December is American classics.  Please bring along your suggestions.

Books read:



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 writting)

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)




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)



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)


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 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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