Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

The Organisers invite you to join us for our Book Discussion Evening.

Share views and gain new insights into this months book.

....and to vote for our next book from a list of suggestions from our members.

Drinks and socialising in The Bar from 7.30pm for a 8pm Start in the function room upstairs.

If, as a new member, you need help finding us and becoming acquainted with the group please email the organiser.

 

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If anyone has a suggestion for our next book please email the details to the message board at... [masked]  Please include a review of the book with your message or better still, tell us in your own words why we should be reading it. Ideally suggestions should be available in paperback (for affordability) not too long or too short [masked] pages seems to work best) and of a decent standard of literature (make your own judgment about that one).


Also please give some thought as to how well the book lends itself to  lively discussion and debate on the night - Such things as a complexity of plot, a variety of themes, philosophical or social issues, well developed characters and perhaps a few unexpected twists and turns.

If you do recommend a book we will ask you to briefly (3 minutes maximum) tell us about the book at the meetup before we put each title to the vote so please come prepared for that. You do not have to chair

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  • Richard P.

    Great chairing Carol, and a good book choice. Back to book club bingo for the June meeting! Will we get a full house with a gay unreliable narrator Nazi, who has drug issues and lots war and holocaust memories to explore? Fingers crossed.

    2 · May 16, 2014

  • Ian M.

    Was a fantastic event, Carol did a grate job chairing the meeting and I got some insights in to the book that i'd never noticed while reading it myself.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Gail

    I agree, it was a great discussion. Apologies for not sharing more of my prison antics. Perhaps some wine at the next social will assist! Ha. Thank you to Carol for chairing and Tony for organising. See you next time.

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Ceri

    Great discussion- big thanks to Carol for leading such a fun and illuminating debate.

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Christopher W.

    Good discussion and received more insight to the book. Plus fun chats afterwards as well!

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Hannah

    Loved the book, thanks for introducing me to it - see you all soon!

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Paul W.

    Yeah, excellent discussion and atmosphere. Glad I came and I'll be getting myself along regularly now.

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Steve L.

    Great job Tony & Carol. Thanks very much. Interesting that we spent so much time discussing sex & so little discussing politics. What does that say about us? Must read those footnotes again!

    3 · May 14, 2014

  • Adrian

    I couldn't make it, but what was the consensus on the book - overall a like or dislike? (I thought it was pretty rubbish by the way, but I've not actually 100% finished it yet - I think if you don't like the style on this one, there's not much else there). I do want to see Cat People again though.

    May 14, 2014

  • elijah r.

    Are you guys still there?

    May 13, 2014

    • elijah r.

      Would have liked to stay longer, but need to be up 4am :-( next time i will be more prepared to stay longer :-)

      1 · May 13, 2014

    • elijah r.

      Have a goodnight guys!

      May 13, 2014

  • Kerrie H

    I am here... Early as per usual! If anyone else is as keen as me then do feel free to join. Otherwise I might have to start reading those awful footnotes I skipped...

    2 · May 13, 2014

    • Kevin P.

      I liked the footnotes. Then again I'm a bit of a Freud fanboy.

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • Kerrie H

    Just realised I have started to look like a lady of the night. Someone save me...

    May 13, 2014

  • Rachel S.

    Didn't finish the book! Will try harder next time!

    May 13, 2014

  • Ekta

    unfortunately am on some training and we were given news today of a 'mock exam' text tomorrow apologies as i was looking forward to it, please could someone let us know what the next book is going to be regs Ekta

    May 13, 2014

  • Carol B.

    Sorry - at last minute can't make the meetup. I've a horrible feeling the next one is when I'm away in the Outer Hebrides (first week in June). I'm not doing very well here but I hope to see you all soon.

    May 13, 2014

  • Richard

    Would anyone like to go for some food before the book club?

    Seems like a lot of effort to rush home, cook and come back out again.

    This is a good Chinese place around the back of the station by the Electric cinema which does a hotpot buffet for 13 pounds, other suggestions welcome :)

    May 10, 2014

    • Richard

      I'm not very good at using the meetup app on my mobile, so maybe it's best if we have a chat at the book club tonight and see if there is a group of us who'd be interested in going for a meal before next time?

      May 13, 2014

    • Anna S.

      Yep, next time sounds great.

      May 13, 2014

  • Kev

    Hey there, unfortunately something's come up and I can't make it tonight, but hopefully will be able to make it to the next one!

    May 13, 2014

  • Kenny

    Sure, I can escort ian from new street. I'm on[masked] if someone can contact me with the details.

    May 12, 2014

    • Ian M.

      Hello Kenny, thanks very much for this. I usually get in to new street at 7.03. however there is one that gets me in at 7.33 so just let me know which is best. as soon as I know exactly what platform it comes in on i'll get in touch with you on your mobile number and let you know.

      May 13, 2014

    • Kenny

      Hi Ian 7.33 is probably best. Cheers

      May 13, 2014

  • Kevin P.

    Damn! Regretfully I'm not going to able to make tomorrow night. I thought the book was brilliant, many thanks to Carol for an inspired suggestion!

    Can anyone escort Ian and his guide dog up from New Street Station at around 7? He's likely to be catching a taxi straight home from the pub after the meeting.

    Have a good discussion and pick a good one for next month. Cheers to all.

    May 12, 2014

  • Rachel S.

    If I finish the book tonight I will come!!

    May 12, 2014

  • Tony C

    No problem kerrie - we will look out for you and anyone else that looks new and lost

    May 9, 2014

  • Kerrie H

    Looking forward to meeting you all on Tuesday - only recently had the book delivered so hope I can read it by then! Have uploaded a photo so look out for me as I'll probably come for 7:30, it being my first time and all!

    May 9, 2014

  • Ekta

    how much is it please?

    May 8, 2014

    • Hannah

      To come along? Nothing at all! Hopefully see you soon.

      May 8, 2014

    • Ekta

      okey kokey thanks, yes hopefully :)

      May 8, 2014

  • Ceri

    Enjoyed this book so much I'm actually here a whole week early haha! First time ever! I'll finish my drink and get my coat :-)

    3 · May 6, 2014

    • Alison

      You big eejit!! At least you get to say your opinion and everyone listens!!

      1 · May 6, 2014

    • Ceri

      It's so unusual I read a book this quick I couldn't imagine there was still a week to go! Course this means I won't even remember their names come next tues :-/

      2 · May 6, 2014

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