|Sent on:||Monday, April 23, 2012 10:58 PM|
Announcing a new Meetup for The Islington Book Group!
What: World Book Night - IBG Wednesday Meetup - Let The Right One In by John Lindqv
When: Wednesday, June 13,[masked]:00 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Happy World Book Night
I had a fantastic surprise today when I was given a free book at Vauxhall Station
I was given Small Island by Andrea Levy by a very nice lady who was surprised that i'd heard of World Book Night.
It's a bona fide World Book Night book - i'll bring it along and show you all at the next meetup.
To further our celebrations of this esteemed evening we wil be holding an adhoc meetup in June to read Let The Right One In. Sarah - one of our longest standing members - has acquired 12 free copies of this book for us all to have.
Please rsvp your interest and I will give you your copy of the book from next week ( first week of May ) - unfortunately I cannot bring them to this week's meetups.
Below is a synopsis of the book from Foyles...
"Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12 year old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200 year old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend, a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty"
I've seen the film and it was stunning - I was transfixed from the first scene. It is an incredible tale of friendship, courage, trust and selflesness. So i'm really looking forward to reading the book.
Hope to see you then
p.s. If you want to see the film, see the Swedish version with subtitles - i have a copy if you'd like to borrow