June Main Meetup

Thanks to everyone who made it to the May Meetup. We had great discussion about Gone Girl and Redbreast including some wondering about the minds of people who write weird crime thrillers! On to June's books...

The Crow Road by Iain Banks (nominated by Steve)

From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances...

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (nominated by Signe)

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'

A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

So, a break from crime novels after last month, which one will you choose?

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  • Patricia

    Sorry guys, full of good intentions. Had an early start this morning (4.45am), came home & fell asleep(just woke up:(

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a horrible migraine. 0

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It must be very frustrating to get late call offs, but I am sorry, I cant come this evening. Recently out of hospital and have been a bit too ambitious in signing up for tonight. Iain banks - farewell - The Crow Road - so appropriate for tonight. Regards, Diane

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got added as 'going' , but too short notice and I forgot to take myself off the waiting list oops sorry! - R.I.P Iain Banks :'(

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something has come up which means I won't make it tomorrow. Hopefully next time!

    June 9, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Hi Sarah. It looks like you're on the waiting list. Unfortunately we have to restrict numbers due to space. You might get a spot but I can't guarantee it. There's always next month though. Spaces are first come first served so keep an eye on your emails!

    June 4, 2013

    • Sarah

      That's ok I understand, thanks for letting me know! I'll try next time :)

      June 4, 2013

  • Sarah

    Hi I would love to join the book club. I tried to use the app to apply but it had some sort of error. Is the group full? Thanks :)

    May 28, 2013

  • Jessica T.

    I'm afraid I can no longer make the meeting! Loved the Iain bank book!

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first book club meeting.

    May 15, 2013

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