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Book Club @ the Lass O'Gowrie, Manchester Monthly Meetup

The book up for discussion at the September meetup is:

Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka (genre: Sporting Fiction)

The book up for discussion at the October meetup is:

The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu (genre: Diaries)

The genre for November is Fantasy (excluding Sci-Fi) (book to be chosen in September) and the genre for December will be chosen at the September meeting.  Please bring along your suggestions.

Books read:

2012

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave (genre: Novels by authors that were famous for something else before writing)

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic by Alfred Lansing (genre: Triumph Over Adversity)

Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes (genre: beat generation)

Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster (genre: African Authors)

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (genre: Horror)

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (genre: Dickens)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (genre: Novels based in the future from when the book was published)

The Second Coming by John Niven (genre: comedy)

2011

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (genre: Winners or Shortlisted books from the Orange Prize from any previous year)

The Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing (genre: Social Upheaval)

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe (genre: Space Exploration)

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (no record of genre)

A Passage To India by E.M. Forester (genre: Classic Novels from[masked])

The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro (genre: short stories)

Manchester Man by Mrs. G. L. Banks (genre: Books related to Manchester)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (genre: Family)

Lost in Music by Giles Smith (genre: Music)

The True Story of Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on everything by Kevin Cook (genre: Autobiographies [ended up being a biography])

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (genre: Banned Books)
2010
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (genre: Detective novels)

London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp (genre: The Green Carnation Prize 2010 Longlist)

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (Guest Author Paul Magrs recommendation)

Never The Bride by Paul Magrs (genre: Books by Paul Magrs [guest author])

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (genre: Political fiction)

The Fight by Norman Mailer (genre: Sport)

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (genre: Fictional comedy)

If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien (genre: War Novels)

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (genre: Sci-Fi)

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (genre: Debut Novels)

The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (genre: Travel Writing)

Four Stories by Alan Bennett (genre: short stories)

2009

Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin (genre: Fictional Crime)

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry(genre: the Man Booker Prize 2008 shortlist)

The Woman In Black by by Susan Hill (genre: Horror)

Googlewhack Adventure by Dave Gorman (genre: Humour)

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (genre: Modern Day Classics published between 1909 – 1959) (Voted Book

of the Year 2009)

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (genre: Classics)

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi (this was before we started selected genres)

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki MurakamiGod Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

Death at Intervals by Jose Saramago

The Yacoubian Building by Alaa el-Aswany

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    We both enjoyed it very much-it's always interesting to hear other people's ideas and to be introduced to books/genres we might not otherwise consider. Looking forward to the next one!

    September 9, 2012

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    Great friendly people!

    September 5, 2012

  • Rod B.

    Another excellent meeting with lively, interesting discussion.

    September 3, 2012

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