We've read books from the Comedy, Family & Self, Crime, State of the Nation, and War & Travel lists already. But before we go back to the beginning, there's one more category to read from...
...and it's...Science Fiction and Fantasy!
This month, we're discussing David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004)
A great palindrome of a novel, Mitchell's third book begins with the unfinished journal of an 18th-century mariner and hops through time, space and genres right up to the distant post-apocalyptic future. Then it hops all the way back down again, resolving each story in turn. These include a camp Ealing-style misadventure, an American thriller and an interview with a clone, all connected by a mysterious comet-shaped tattoo. Cloud Atlas was shortlisted for the Booker prize, but it's a lot more fun than the literary plaudits on the back cover might suggest.
About our venue:
**Please note that we've moved from the Parish Hall!
We're going to be in The Tabard instead (which is actually just across the road from St Michael and All Angels).
We'll be on the far side of the pub (to the left as you're facing the pub from the outside. And I'll have a sign so you can't miss us!