January Meeting - Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

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December's meeting was a cracker! At times I wondered if I'd stumbled into the Steinbeck Appreciation Society, the great man impaling us with his gravitas. In spite of bringing what I thought were two excellent nominations, the vote for the book for our February meeting was won at a stroll by Yann Martel's Life of Pi. Andrey Kurkov's quirky satirical novel Death and the Penguin is our focus of discussion for January, and will be at Brasserie Zedal, which I've chosen as it's a great restaurant serving excellent traditional French food at very affordable very affordable prices - follow the link below for the TimeOut review. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/venue/2:31238/brasserie-zedel

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  • Marion

    Thank you for your insights into what I truly felt was a bleak and dismal read. I haven't changed my mind but did appreciate the discussion.

    January 17, 2013

  • Sal C

    !!Change of Venue for Wednesday's Meeting!! Dear All, Unfortunately Brasserie Zedal have no record of the online booking I made for Wednesday, so I have booked a table at Côte in Soho [masked] Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TY). I do apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this causes. I have emailed my mobile number to those attending. See you Wednesday. Sal.

    January 14, 2013

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      A former member

      Good thing you confirmed - see you on Wednesday

      January 14, 2013

  • Hilary

    If anyone feels like bailing at the last minute, please let me know

    January 7, 2013

  • Sal C

    Eric, I agree it's an old favourite that many have already enjoyed, you do have a point. But there are also a surprising number who haven't read Life of Pi, or who've read it but not discussed it at a book club. The book of the month is voted for from nominations made by attendees at the meeting - you're most welcome to come along and contribute to our democratic process!

    December 27, 2012

  • Eric

    Who hasn't already read life if pi or watched the movie (it was just like the book!)

    December 20, 2012

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