Coming Up

Next book

We a finally going to get around to a book from a country we haven’t covered yet in book group. It will be the 1992 novel sleepwalking land by mozambican writer mia couto. it has been described as ‘an exceptionally beautiful nightmare’, it was translated in to english in 2006 and he won the neustadt prize for literature in 2014. It will be on 11 November at monica’s place


Book after that

The date is 9 December. The book is the amazing adventures of Kavalier and clay by Michael Chabon, according to wiki its another Second World War book, this time about a gay Jewish comic book author. Both the guardian and the independent were impressed. i imagine the venue is Dave’s place for traditional Xmas bookgroup

Book after that

To be determined – we have done very few of Aunty Anne’s recommendations so far. Quite a few look interesting including a few classics I haven’t read like Canterbury tales and Gunter grass but also these three that sound interesting

• Leave to Remain by Abbas el Zoin (Arab immigrant to Australia)
• Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (wonderful read – another irishman)
• The Riddle of Father Hackett by Brenda Niall (biography of irish priest that was sent to australia at the time of the troubles – mannix, melbourne, all fascinating)


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mark  |  December 4, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Travel writing as history is what Among the Russians became after so many years. Many of us enjoyed the writers skill but also found he didnt do much with his assumptions, prejudices and wide generalisations (apart from predict them in his opening pages).

  • 2. Sara  |  September 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I am happy to hold erotic at my place!!!!!

    • 3. davesbookgroup  |  September 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Ok sounds good


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