Book Club

 

Enjoy reading, want to share your thoughts about books or just listen to other peoples opinions then why not join us.  Book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at Lee Rosy’s café.  The books for the next few months are:-

 

Jan. 2014 – The Electric Michelangelo, Sarah Hall.

Feb. 2014 – Pigeon English, Steven Kelman

 

Books to read are chosen by the group roughly every six months.  We try to choose books from various genres and times.  Have a book you think should be shared then come along and put it in the mix.

 

January 2014 – The Electric Michelangelo, Sarah Hall

On the windswept front of Morecambe Bay, Cy Parks spends his childhood years first in a guest house for consumptives run by his mother and then as apprentice to alcoholic tattoo-artist Eliot Riley. Thirsty for new experiences, he departs for America and finds himself in the riotous world of the Coney Island boardwalk, where he sets up his own business as 'The Electric Michelangelo'. In this carnival environment of roller-coasters and freak-shows, Cy becomes enamoured with Grace, a mysterious immigrant and circus performer who commissions him to cover her entire body in tattooed eyes.

Hugely atmospheric, exotic and familiar, The Electric Michelangelo is a love story and an exquisitely rendered portrait of seaside resorts on opposite sides of the Atlantic by one of the most uniquely talented novelists of her generation.

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  • Kirsty M.

    I can't attend tomorrow due to a conflict but will be back next month.

    January 14, 2014

    • rachael

      Hope to see you soon.

      January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had planned to attend but have not finished reading in time. Nevertheless, thank you for introducing me to this wonderful author. I read half of this book in one sitting and will be ordering other works of hers upon completion. Her descriptive writing is so eloquent and identifiable. I hope that you all have a wonderful meet up and look forward to meeting you all soon :) x

    January 14, 2014

    • rachael

      It isn't compulsory to have finished book although you will probably find out the end.

      January 14, 2014

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